Planning

All documents relating to the adopted Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan are under the documents section.

Pewsey parish planning applications that are received by Wiltshire Council are routinely sent to the Parish Council for comment. They are normally taken as soon as possible at the next Planning Meeting due to the short time limit by which they must be returned to Wiltshire Council. In special cases an extension to the time to review may be requested.
It should be understood that Pewsey Parish Council does not have powers to prevent or to pass an application, but that they may only support or object. This comment will then be factored into decision making by Wiltshire Council with local opinion taken into consideration.
Following consideration by the planning committee, the application with Parish Council’s comment will be returned to Wiltshire Council for a final decision and promulgation.


By Wiltshire Council by means of a “Green Notice” which is normally displayed in a prominent position near the property,
By notification in the local press (Gazette & Herald) and,
On the Local Authority’s website
By the Parish Council on the public noticeboard
By the Parish Council in the library


By writing to the Parish Council either by post or email. Any communication should be received at least 24 hours before the relevant Planning Meeting.
If writing directly to Wiltshire Council, please copy the letter or email to the Parish Council for information so that views can be considered in our recommendations.


The Parish Council Planning Committee is comprised of those councillors who attend on the night of the meeting. A minimum of seven is required to make up a quorum.
There are approximately 18 planning meetings a year but this can be adjusted depending on the number of applications or complexity of such.
The Chairman of the Planning Committee is current Cllr. Peter Deck, and Vice-Chairman is Cllr. Marilyn Hunt.


It has been the custom of Pewsey Parish Council to allow pre-application discussions with the Planning Committee to assist in answering any likely questions that may arise during the application.
For larger applications we encourage developers to hold public presentations where their proposals can be seen by the general public before being submitted to the formal process.
Where large scale developments are to be considered, or where a large volume of public interest has been generated, a public meeting is often held.
Pre-application meetings can be requested by contacting the Clerk or the Chairman of Planning.


For any general enquiries about planning please contact The Clerk