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Britford Lane Fields – Good News

The long-awaited Wiltshire Council consultation document on the search for further housing sites, setting out its preferred options, has finally been published (slightly ahead of the most recent predictions). It shows that the highly contentious Britford Lane fields site has not been included among those options.

From the Society’s point of view this is a very welcome outcome, though it is not the end of the matter. A consultation period will be followed by a public enquiry in the first half of next year, at which the decision not to include the fields will no doubt be challenged, with the enquiry inspector coming up with the final verdict. However the Council’s decision to focus on other local sites is certainly a very promising starting point. The Society will be responding to the consultation, restating its position on the fields.