This year the Town Council have awarded grants to local charities and organisations – please click here for a full list of recipients.
Costa Coffee has had its application for a site at Spitfire Retail Park turned down three times – it’s felt by Trowbridge Town Council that no further parking spaces can be given up, and that the proposed siting would cause further traffic issues at this busy shopping area of the town . . . click here to see the Minutes from that meeting
The Town Council has lent its support to Wiltshire Council regarding the allocation of a number of houses to be built at various locations around the town to meet a shortfall: these sites are Spring Meadows, Elm Grove Farm, Ashton Park, Biss Farm and Church Lane. Trowbridge Town Council does not support the following sites: south of Elizabeth Way, White Horse Business Park and Southwick Court. For full Minutes from the Meeting, click here.
Trowbridge Town Council really likes to get behind its local sports teams, and have taken out a loan of £175,000 to purchase Woodmarsh, with Wiltshire Council releasing the remaining funds. Rent is being charged to Trowbridge Town Football Club over a 30-year lease. Additionally, we are assisting in the further development of Doric Park and providing an all-weather pitch and extended facilities . . .
There’s building work going on at St. George’s Works, behind Silver Street, where Gaiger Bros. are developing 30 residential apartments: the Town Council will also be having a storage facility built in the same area. We are seeking a loan of £300,000 for the project, at an annual cost of £15,000, which was the previous expenditure on the old storage facility at St. George’s Works. The site’s developers are contributing over £43,000, with the development set to generate around £13,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy.
Finally, everyone’s favorite question . . . What’s happening with the Bowyers site? The present owners Innox Mills are close to agreement with a well-known developer with a track record of developing mixed-use sites including significant residential expect to make an application in 2018 . . . For the full Town Clerk’s report, click here.