Fowler’s Submits Planning Application for a New Village Hall for Heytesbury

Press Release: ‘Fowler Architecture and Planning submits planning application for a new village hall for Heytesbury’

Fowler Architecture and Planning has submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council on behalf of the G T Sassoon Trust for the erection of a new village hall and associated enabling development in Heytesbury.

The site, known as Land at Park Street in Heytesbury, extends to 6.59 hectares and is split over two parcels of land. The proposal is set to deliver a new village hall and use of the wider 12.1 acre / 4.9 hectare parkland as public open space on the land to the north of Park Street. A residential development of 23 family homes, including 7 affordable homes, will be constructed to the south of Park Street that will provide the essential funding for the delivery of the new community facilities.

A Hybrid Planning Application has now been formally made to the Council. This seeks detailed planning permission for the erection of the village hall and the use of the parkland as public open space. Outline planning permission is sought for the residential development at this stage. If the application is successful, the constructed village hall and 12.1 acre / 4.9 hectare parkland to the north of Park Street will be transferred to the Siegfried Sassoon Memorial Hall Trust.

Commenting on the application, Aaron Smith, Chartered Town Planner at Fowler’s said “The application has been made following extensive engagement with the local community over the past two years that has seen significant revisions. Submitting this application is an important milestone in the project led by the Estate, who wish to enhance the sustainability of Heytesbury through new community facilities.

“The proposals have been developed in conjunction with ‘Team Heytesbury’ who were specifically formed in the village with the aim of finally achieving a village hall for the community. Their support and assistance has been crucial to develop viable proposals for a state-of-the-art hall that will be flexible to meet various uses that will be funded by the residential scheme.”

Anthony Wilson, chair of Team Heytesbury which has negotiated with the Sassoon Estate, said “This a fantastic opportunity for the village, to secure as a public asset the parkland south of the A36 with its sports pitches, the creation of a village hall and some affordable housing.”

Once the application has been validated by Wiltshire Council, the application documents will be available on the planning section of the Council’s website with the opportunity for comments to be submitted.

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