Update from your Wiltshire Councillor Jerry Wickham

Following the submission of a planning application to demolish Tudor Cottage and build a new ‘executive style’ house, I applied to Heritage England to ask them to consider this building for listing. It has significant historical heritage and to demolish it would have been wrong, especially since there is already an acceptable planning consent, from 2016, to update the existing cottage. Fortunately the applicant has withdrawn this application and Heritage England are considering the listing application. Despite this, there will be additional submissions submitted but I and many others strongly advocate that these should be around the existing cottage.