The Preservation Trust’s Planning Committee
Chair: Rosie MacGregor
We monitor planning, listed building and advertisement applications sent
to Wiltshire Council, the local planning authority and comment on
matter of concern. We also follow-up on any breaches of planning
control affecting the historic built environment that are drawn to our
attention and notify the planning authority accordingly.
BoA Character Assessment
Anyone considering changes to a property or other infrastructure
in the town’s Conservation Area will benefit from being familiar with
the town’s “Character Assessment”, a document from 2008 created by the
old West Wiltshire District Council. It provides an overview of the
development of the town, its architectural history, building material
and much more and, importantly, suggestions on how to maintain and
enhance the town’s special ambience.
ten years old now, and with many changes in the built environment in
that time, it remains a valuable document. Download it here.
It has helpful maps (Download them here) and
photographs of the town’s districts, and concludes with a simple
checklist for anyone considering works.
A short article about the Character Assessment appeared in Guardian Angel in Spring 2013. Download it here.