No.3 High Street, Warminster, BA12 9AG ~ Planning Application For Demolition Of Existing Building And Construction Of New Shop, Five flats And Six Houses ~ Warminster Town Councillors Ask For Planning Conditions

Wednesday 19th June 2019:

 No.3 High Street, Warminster
(adjacent the Chapel of St. Lawrence)

No.3 High Street, Warminster, BA12 9AG ~ Planning Application For Demolition Of Existing Building And Construction Of New Shop, Five flats And Six Houses ~ Warminster Town Councillors Ask For Planning Conditions

Warminster Town Council’s Planning Advisory Committee has backed the Feoffees of St. Lawrence Chapel, Warminster, in asking for planning conditions on the redevelopment of
No.3 the High Street, Warminster (The Chapel of St. Lawrence is adjacent the building proposed for demolition).


The Planning Advisory Committee voted unanimously at their meeting on Monday 17th June 2019 to ask for planning conditions.

Speaking after the meeting, Warminster Town Councillor Steve Jeffries said:


"Members were supportive of all the Feoffees comments and backed them on the three planning grounds where conditions could be sought."


"Firstly, the development borders the Grade 2 listed St. Lawrence Chapel and Curfew Cottage. These buildings were constructed with limited foundations. To manage structural damage during the demolition and construction process we recommend that the developers undertake regular structural surveys and undertake remedial work should any issues be highlighted."

"Secondly, the proposed demolition provides a perfect opportunity for the County Archaeologists to investigate the site. We recommend that a full survey is undertaken as part
of the Planning Conditions."


"Thirdly, we believe the proposed storage bin capacity is insufficient for the number of households and should be increased."


Councillor Jeffries explained:

"It is a source of frustration to Warminster town councillors that we have no powers in planning cases and can only ask for others, such as Wiltshire Council to use the powers they have. It is particularly frustrating in cases like this where a building in a prominent position and of historic interest has been left empty for so long. We hope that in the interest of safety the owners will rapidly demolish the building and get on with constructing the new building to end this blot on the High Street."

Further details of the planning application can be found on the Wiltshire Council Website: http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/planning-applications-search

The Planning Application Numbers are:
19/04315/FUL and 19/04826/LBC