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Where should be developed in the next 20 years? - 3162/6522
Written by admin (Graham Ellis) on Thursday, 26th July 2007
The Regional Spatial Strategy calls for 5000 new homes in Trowbridge and 5000 elsewhere in West Wiltshire.
At the West Wilts Show today, I stopped by a stand run by the District Council that was beginning to take views from people as to where they felt the houses should go - put your magnets on a diagram, and they took a picture.
Re: Where should be developed in the next 20 years? - 3162/6526
Written by Lee on Friday, 27th July 2007
[quote author=Graham Ellis link=topic=3162.msg6522#msg6522 date=1185474946]The Regional Spatial Strategy calls for 5000 new homes in Trowbridge and 5000 elsewhere in West Wiltshire.[/quote]
Call me a cynic (some do , strangely) but I dont think they will stop at the numbers quoted above. See link below.
Re: Where should be developed in the next 20 years? - 3162/6537
Written by Nick Field on Friday, 27th July 2007
There is a similar exercise being carried out in North Wilts too:
Re: Where should be developed in the next 20 years? - 3162/7350
Written by Nick Field on Monday, 3rd September 2007
Here is the link to the documents on NWDC's website:
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Save the Train was the campaign to bring an approriate train service back to and through Melksham.
Most big contributors are still around writing at the Coffee shop forum where new members are very welcome.
The train has been saved - sort of - we have stepped back up from an unusable service to a poorish one but it's doing very well. We did that through setting up the TransWilts Community Rail Partnership. That fulfilled its early objectives; it has been taken over by local and regional government types who are now doing medium and long term work. The team from this forun can also be found at the Melksham Rail User Group (which was the Melksham Rail Development Group at the time these articles were written and we had no users.
We mustn't loose sight, though, that the train service remains poor and needs our community support in marketing and campaigning to keep it going in a positive direction ... and all the more so when we're expecting to find a different normallity once we get out of the Coronavirus Pandemic and head for zero carbon via the climate crisis. Yes, it's saved ... it's now a key community facility ... the need for enhancement and the strong and near-universal local support remain, and the rail industry and goverment remain slow to move and provide the enhancements even to level us up with other towns. Please support the Melksham Rail User Group - now very much in partnership rather than protest with the rail industry and local government, including GWR, TransWilts and unitary and town councils. And please use the trains and buses, and cycle and walk when you can.
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