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Public Participation and Questions from Councillors

The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public. This meeting is open to the public, who may ask a question or make a statement. Questions may also be asked by members of the Council.  Written notice of questions or statements should be given to Kieran Elliott of Democratic Services kieran.elliott@wiltshire.gov.uk/ 01225 718504 by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 28 October 2020. Anyone wishing to ask a question or make a statement should contact the officer named above.



Questions were received from the following:



·       Ian James about the Chippenham HIF Bid and Broadband Rollout

·       Chris Caswill about Council Farms and Planning for the Future White Paper response

·       Anne Henshaw about consultation on the Local Plan

·       Isabel McCord about the Chippenham HIF Bid; and

·       Andrew Nicolson about the Western Gateway Sub-National Transport Body and the A350


Late questions were received from the following, with written responses being provided after the meeting:


·       Cllr Chris Hurst about remote learning; and

·       Adrian Temple Brown about the Chippenham HIF Bid


Cllr Whitehead confirmed that the questions had received written responses which had been published on the Council’s website prior to the meeting. Supplementary questions were received from the following:


·       Anne Henshaw about the Local Plan and Regulation 18 stage consultation; and

·       Andrew Nicolson about Wiltshire Council’s support for transport schemes from other Local Authorities considered by the Western Gateway Sub-National Transport Body; definition of ‘agglomeration’; and strategy change in the event of benefits not being realised for the A350 improvements.


Cllr Whitehead confirmed that written responses would be provided for the supplementary questions asked at the meeting.


In addition to the public questions, Cllr Ian Thorn asked a question about the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Cllr Whitehead confirmed that a written response would be provided after the meeting.



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