Warminster Town Council Says No To Planning Application For Two Houses With Five Parking Spaces At Mount Lane

Tuesday 19th July 2016:

Warminster Town Council have issued the following press release:

Councillors Reject Application For Houses At Mount Lane

At the Planning Advisory Committee of Warminster Town Council, held at Warminster Civic Centre, on Monday 18th July 2016, Town Councillors discussed an application for two houses with five parking spaces on the land between 12 Mount Lane and 31 Marsh Street, Warminster. There were strong concerns about the fact that the plans had all matters reserved except access and layout. This was of particular importance as Mount Lane is such a narrow lane and it may set a precedent to recommend approval of any plans where access had not been included.

Councillor Paul Macdonald proposed: “Warminster Town Council recommends refusal on the grounds that the proposal for two properties generating the need for five parking spaces is overdevelopment of the site which will lead to major increase in highway usage by motor vehicles along a narrow lane that is not suitable and further loss of amenity to the neighbours”. The councillors were unanimous in supporting recommendation of refusal of the plans.