Preshute Parish Council



As Preshute is a relatively small parish, we usually hold Planning meetings within our usual full Council meetings. Timing of discussion of any proposed planning application disucssion can be found on the full Council agenda notified on this website and our notice board at Clatford crossroads. 

Preshute Parish Council withdraws from the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan

At a meeting on 14th July, Preshute Parish Council unanimously voted to leave the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan. The Minutes of this meeting can be found here.

This reluctant decision was made after extensive discussion and a detailed review of Preshute's association with this project.

A unanimously approved statement from Preshute Parish Council on this action can be found here.

Planning applications pending with Preshute PC

If any member of the public wishes to make a comment on any Planning Application coming before the Council, please send this in writing to or

Recent applications

Preshute PC have considered one applications in Manton Hollow, Manton, adjacent to the Preshute parish boundary but in the Marlborough Town area. in recent months:

Application 1: 20/05727/FUL:  2 Manton Hollow, Manton, Marlborough, SN8 1RR.

Replacement of brick garage with timber framed storage and sunroom.   For Mr N. Wren
Resolved: Preshute PC yet to consider

The process for routine planning application notifications

Planning application notices (green signs) are displayed near to the relevant site by Wiltshire Council and details are included on the website; .  The Parish Council also displays applications details on this website below.

Planning Process

Parish Councillors must maintain an independent, impartial view until the Council has considered and debated each application in the relevant planning meeting.  Consequently Preshute Parish Council has established a procedure for reviewing applications as follows. 

  • Every application is reviewed by the parish Planning representative to determine if a site visit is necessary and seeks agreement from the Chairman.  
  • Small and uncontroversial applications are recommended for support under the Council’s  ‘delegated powers’ arrangements without the need for visit.
  • Site visits are normally undertaken by two Parish Councillors to ensure that the Council adopts a broad perspective
  • The two Councillors present their independent report about the application to the Planning meeting which is held in public for consideration by the full Council

Current Planning Policies

The Parish Council is a consultee in the planning process and does not make the final decision regarding planning applications. The approval or rejection of applications is made by  Wiltshire Council which is the local planning authority. The Parish Council’s role is merely to indicate its support or objection after considering the details and taking a vote or obtaining general consensus. We also submit comments if necessary however Wiltshire Council’s final decision may not reflect the Parish Council’s recommendations.

It may help applicants to be aware of the guidance Wiltshire Council gives on the factors that are relevant in making the planning decision.

Relevant issues where planning applications are considered include:

Development plan policy

Government guidance

Highway safety and traffic

Design, appearance and layout

Effect on the level of daylight and privacy

Conservation of buildings, trees and open land

Need to safeguard the countryside

Noise disturbance and smells

The following are not relevant planning matters, and cannot be considered:

Effect on the value of property

Loss of a private view

Inconvenience or other problems caused by building works

Matters covered by other laws

Private property rights

The developer's morals, motives of past record

Possible future development

The fact development may have started

 Trade objections based on competition

 Moral objections

Applicants are encouraged to seek advice from Planning Officials in Wiltshire Council and/or the relevant people in the North Wessex AONB Office in Hungerford who can advise on suitable materials and impact on landscape.

Preshute Parish Council

Principal Contacts                         Accessibility 

Clerk: Sophie Roberts


Tel: 01672 861262

Chair: Peter Morgan


Preshute Parish Councillors

Cllr Peter Morgan (Chair)

Cllr Simon Mills

Cllr Philippa Pearson

Cllr Joy Penn

Cllr Hugh Wroth

Cllr Ian Wroth

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