Sub-prime  development  Wiltshire  Council  Core  Strategy    
  ...  wealth  for  some  by  creating  building  land  for  profitable  re-sale  ...  

... Big Society Wiltshire Council bypassed its own Community Involvement standards to push through its Core Strategy ...
... but went adrift after BS Wiltshire Council's spin came up against another independent planning inspector ...

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BS Floats in WC
Big Society: BS
Green Valley
Wrong Way
Spiralling Cost
Business Case
No to Funding
Barmy Bypass Bad for BA13
Pollution Risk
Threat to Best of Countryside
Walk the Route
Land Owners
Dim on Wildlife
Cement Works
Why East...?
Choked Town
Ignored Report
West Solutions for Westbury
Our Railway
Forty Acres
Flop at Inquiry
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Claims that the Wiltshire Core Strategy will protect countryside are paradoxical.

Claims that the Wiltshire Core Strategy would create local jobs are implausible.

Many existing development sites which had permission have not progressed.

Wiltshire Councilís Core Strategy will create a surfeit of new development land, which would be traded on for fat profit as prime and sub-prime lots, to spoil the Wiltshire countryside to promote a counterproductive privileged wealth bubble.

False starts to public consultation were announced in January 2012.   Wiltshire Council followed later with a very obscure notice of the actual start of open consultation, which very few saw.   Most Wiltshire residents did not know that the Pre-Submission Wiltshire Core Strategy became available to read in late February 2012.   Some were made aware in the final weeks only because of readersí letters in newspapers or summaries to members by the CPRE.   WC allowed just 6 weeks for the public to study and respond, contrary to WC's own Statement of Community Involvement and WC's own Wiltshire Compact which set a standard of 12 weeks.   Wiltshire Council was not being straight about it.

Conservative Wiltshire Council shows us what it really thinks about society.

Yet, ironically, because of Wiltshire Council's subsequent changes and then corrections by the Inspector, there have been several consultations since.

During the 2013 Examination in Public, it was seen that Wiltshire Council was again employing a barrister, on top of its tiers of over-paid planners, at an extra cost of some thousand pounds an hour for Council Tax payers - wasted on spin.

Conclusively, the Inspector had the rotten Eastern Westbury Bypass project (which Wiltshire Council tried to slip back in) taken out of the Core Strategy.  Ruled against by three successive independent planning inspectors, it is a thoroughly defective scheme which would clearly be counter-productive.

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