Proposed Development in Pickwick

The Marathon Drags on – an update

It’s well over six years since Gladman early in 2013 launched their opportunist proposals to put 150 houses and 2 office blocks on this grade-two agricultural site opposite the Catholic Church north of the A4 in Pickwick. 

And still the poker game – to outwit and outspend any and all opposition to their plans – rolls on…

Update 1 January 2021

 A Public Inquiry was originally planned to take place in July 2019 to decide on the merits and legal compliance of Gladman’s three appeals against Wiltshire Council’s repeated refusal to approve their proposals.  That Inquiry was postponed when the Inspector hearing the case fell ill. It was resumed under a different Inspector in January 2020. But immediately adjourned – at Gladman’s request to enable them to ‘tweak’ the foundations they proposed for the buildings. 

The coronavirus then struck – and following repeated attempts to get it re-started is now set to take place from 26 January 2021. 

The Pickwick Association will continue vigorously to support the Council in defence of this unwarranted and entirely speculative appeal.

David Taylor

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