Land sales in Wellhead Valley

The estate agents said that the majority of the land in Lot 1 'may be enclosed within the town side of the proposed bypass and may therefore have possible potential for future residential/commercial development'.

Land in between the town and the eastern bypass route, Lot 1, was priced higher than that outside, Lot 2.

There was an overage provision, where the vendor was to be paid more in the event of planning permission for housing or commercial development over the next 21 years.

The sellers suggested that such development due to the eastern bypass route was a reasonable possibility.

Lafarge sale of Fair View Farm

Here is more information about the sale of Fair View Farm and buildings and 'land with hope value' [on pdf]. Note how these estate agent's details say that the proposed Eastern Westbury Bypass would 'trap' land between the new road and the town.  This is on the first page.   Read on, below, for what it all means.

A road which partially surrounds a town, as the since rejected eastern Westbury bypass would have done, would inevitably be treated as the town boundary.  Agreement at planning meetings would only be needed for any of the land in between to be zoned for development for housing, commercial or industrial use.

As presented and discussed at the Westbury Bypass Planning Inquiry, the West Wiltshire Core Strategy (issued December 2007) identified planned potential development on the eastern side of Westbury, on land in between the town and the proposed eastern Westbury bypass route.  This West Wiltshire Core Strategy was a published consultation document; it is not conjecture.

Wellhead Valley was classified as a Special Landscape Area, but this fact did not inhibit Wiltshire Council from planning and promoting a major road development through it.

Think about this area being built over.  Think about the consequent extra vehicles through Westbury.

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