Planning in Keevil
Keevil Parish Council is a statutory consultee of Wiltshire Council (the Planning Authority) on all planning applications within the parish. Any views expressed by the Parish Council will be taken into account by the Planning Authority before a decision is made, providing the points made are relevant to the determination of that planning application. The Parish Council has no powers to approve or reject, the decision is made by the Planning Authority.
In September 2022, Keevil Parish Council adopted a Planning Policy based on the core principles of the Village Design Statement (2003) and the majority outcomes of the Village Survey (2019):
Planning applications are considered at the normal bi-monthly council meetings unless the deadline for comment falls between meetings, in which case an additional meeting will be convened and noted on the Meetings page.
You can search for planning applications on Wiltshire Council’s website – which now includes the weekly lists of new applications and decisions.
You can find full details of all full planning applications in Keevil going back to 2018 on the village website.
Advice: commenting on a planning application
- From NALC/CPRE, see Planning Explained and How to respond to planning applications: an 8-step guide (read or download for free)
- From Wiltshire Council
- More planning support and advice from the Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE)
A350 Melksham Bypass
The village website has a page here which it updates with the latest news from Wiltshire Council.
Planning Meeting Minutes
Planning Meeting Minutes are draft minutes until agreed by the Council as a correct record at the subsequent bi-monthly meeting.
If you need a more accessible format of a document, please email the clerk and tell us what you need – it will help if you say what assistive technology you use.
Meeting – 15th December 2020open here
Earlier planning meeting minutes are available on request from the Clerk
A350 Melksham Bypass
A350 Melksham Bypass. On 1st June, the Wiltshire Council Cabinet approved the recommendation of Option 10c, and the next stage of non-statutory consultation is now open until Sunday 8th August. See here for the latest consultation documents, or to comment on the proposals.
You can listen to a recording of the launch presentation at Wednesdays Melksham Area Board meeting by clicking the relevant link under MEDIA on the agenda: Steve Wilson starts his presentation at 07:14 and lasts for about an hour including questions.
The Wiltshire Local Plan
Find out more about the Local Plan Review and view documents.
Planning for the Future
Find out more about the Governments Planning for the Future White paper and view documents. Three summaries have been provided to the Parish Council and are available here:
- Rural analysis of the Planning White Paper by ‘Action with Communities in Rural England’ (pdf file)
- Presentation by Cornwall Council on changes to the planning system (PowerPoint)
- Single page summary of the White Paper by the Royal Town Planning Institute (pdf file)