Category Archives: Chippenham Development

Rowden development at Patterdown

Showell Development Site objection

One of the reasons I became a councillor in Chippenham was to try and prevent the ongoing environmental destruction around Chippenham through cumulative large scale development. Where i’ve failed to prevent the development, i’ve tried to push for the highest possible sustainable construction standards. So I once again experienced that sinking feeling when I saw […]

Island Park Trees Chippenham

Island Park Motion

I was pleased to receive unanimous support for my motion to try and protect the historic trees on Chippenham’s Island Park against potential future development. Here is my motion.. it was unanimously supported at Full Council Wednesday 21st June 2023. To write to the Chief Executive at Wiltshire Council requesting any future development which adjoins […]

Wiltshire Cabinet answers my Future Chippenham Questions

Today I received written responses to my questions to Wiltshire Council on the Future Chippenham HIF bid. These were sent before last weeks new ‘Half a HIF’ proposal. When presented with the Half a HIF proposals on Friday 16th July, I put it to Wiltshire Cabinet’s leader Richard Clewer that the proposals still failed to […]


Bus Route Improvements Suggestions

As part of the Bus Back Better Strategy Wiltshire Council has received a grant for £ 671,000 to improve bus services across Wiltshire. This obviously isn’t a huge amount when spread across the whole county. A consultation has already taken place last year (long before I was elected!) and apparently ideas were received. However with […]

Yes Climate change is real

Wiltshire Conservatives backtrack on 2030 Carbon Neutrality pledge

It’s interesting to see that on the Wiltshire Conservatives candidates leaflets delivered this week they say under the environment section… Pledged to become Carbon Neutral by 2030 with a tick. Well actually, that was the Conservative led councils original pledge – to make the County of Wiltshire Carbon Neutral by 2030. Unfortunately they have now […]

Solar panels on a low carbon build

How do we build Zero Carbon?

For almost all of us we rarely have the opportunity to change the fabric of our home or business premises. But given we need to be carbon neutral by 2050 and ideally a lot quicker, the new buildings we construct today, be they homes or business premises will last a very long time. We also […]

Chippenham Folk Festival 2018

Ideas for Chippenham Town Centre

I’ve lived in Chippenham since 2006 and with the new ward boundaries my house now sits snuggly on the border between Monkton, Hardenhuish, and Hardens & Central Wards. I chose to stand for Hardens & Central ward partly because it covers the town centre area. As Liam Neeson might say what I do have are a very […]

Barrow Farm and Langley common

My Planning Objection to building on Barrow Farm

Another day another planning application in Chippenham. It seems that at the moment there is a concerted effort to build on all of Chippenham’s historic farmland and bury it under concrete as fast as possible ignoring the voice of local residents. So now we have a planning application for Barrow Farm, Chippenham. An historic farm […]