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Ansty Parish Council

members of the public are welcome to attend ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS

Current Ansty Parish Councillors

and their responsibilities (2021 -2025)

Tim Martin (Finance, CATG, Traffic, SID, SWW community safety group))

Juliette Foy (Area Board, May Day)

Louise Gooding (Planning & Development)

Mark Norris (Footpaths, Website, Emergency Planning and Flood Warden, Parish Steward)

Please contact any of the above via:

Parish Clerk:

Julie Ann Murphy email:

last updated 29-10-2021

Ansty Parish Council Public Notices.

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The draft minutes of the Ansty Parish Council meeting held on 15-11-2021 are now available to read. (posted 14-01-2022) 

The draft minutes of the Ansty Parish Council meeting held in St James’s Church, Ansty on November 15th 2021 have now been published. Click on the image to read the document.

Kind regards

Julie Ann Murphy
Parish Clerk
Ansty Parish Council

Is there anybody in Ansty interested in serving on the Ansty Parish Council?

Dear Ansty Villagers,

We are still one councillor short and we should be filling that space perhaps with a co-opted volunteer from the village to give us our full compliment. Being a councillor is a worthy position and you will be representing parishioners’ interests as well as looking after the fabric of one of the most beautiful villages in Wiltshire.

It is important that our village is fully represented and villagers might like to consider whether now is the right time for them ‘do their turn’ on the Parish Council. If you are interested please contact Mr Tim Martin in the first instance.

  • Co-option is the process by which a Parish Council selects a new Councillor and it is done as an agenda item within a Parish Council meeting.
  • The Co-option Policy procedure is based on NALC Legal Briefing L15-08 – ‘Good practice for selection of candidates for co-option to local Councils’.
  • Parish Councils are permitted to exercise the power to co-opt a person on to the Council to fill a casual vacancy when the requirements to hold an election have not been met.
  • The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) recommends that Councils always give public notice of vacancies because this makes the process of co-option open and transparent and should attract more potential candidates.

Kind regards

Julie Ann Murphy
Parish Clerk
Ansty Parish Council


Current Planning Applications within the Parish. (Latest Planning Applications)

Dear Residents

This is to let you know that the parish council is being consulted by Wiltshire Council on the planning applications noted below. If you have views on any planning application and you would like the Parish Council to consider them prior to them responding, then please let me have these by the date noted below. You may as an alternative, or in addition, make comments directly to the Planning Department at Wiltshire Council. These need to be received by Wiltshire Council before the end of the consultation period shown.

When considering Planning Applications, it is often necessary to consult the Wiltshire Core Strategy Development Plan Document  which was formally adopted on 20 January 2015. The plan provides a positive and flexible overarching planning policy framework for Wiltshire for the period up to 2026.

Parishioners are advised that the following Planning Applications are currently under consultation. The Parish Council welcomes your views when considering any new planning applications or send your comments direct via the Wiltshire Planning website

This is to let you know that the Parish Council is being consulted by Wiltshire Council on the planning application noted above. If you have views on this application you would like the Parish Council to consider prior to them responding, then please let me have these by the date noted below. You may as an alternative or in addition make comments directly to the Planning Department at Wiltshire Council. These need to be received by Wiltshire Council before the end of the consultation period shown below.

Application Number: PL/2021/11709

Note: This application links with: PL/2021/03030

Location: Horwood Farm, Ansty Coombe, Ansty, SP3 5PU
Outline of application: Prior Notification under Class R for a Proposed Change of Use of a Redundant Agricultural Building to Use Class B1 & B8
Comments to Ansty Parish Council: By Friday 21st January 2022
Comments to Wiltshire Council: By Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Application Number: PL/2021/10767

Location: Ansty PYO and Farm Shop, Ansty, Salisbury, SP3 5PX  Consultation period expired.
Outline of application: Change of use of 1000m2 area of agricultural field to allow construction of gravel-based car park area
Comments to Ansty Parish Council: By Thursday 16th December 2021
Comments to Wiltshire Council: By Thursday 23 December 2021

Please note that this is a retrospective application. The work to change the use of the field to a car park has already been carried out.

Application Number: PL/2021/03030 Still awaiting decision – Consultation period expired. 

Location: The Old Fertilizer Barn, Horwood Farm, Ansty (on south side of A30)
Outline of application: Change of use of fertilizer storage barn to B2 light industrial & B8 storage use, the intended use being a car mechanics site
Comments to Ansty Parish Council: By Monday 17th May 2021
Comments to Wiltshire Council: By Monday 24 May 2021

Note – decision deadline then changed to 30-09-2021 and again to 19-11-2021! 

Kind regards

Julie Ann Murphy
Parish Clerk
Ansty Parish Council  (06-01-2021)

Recent Planning Applications in Ansty

Planning App Number Address Description Comments Deadline Decision
PL/2021/11709 Horwood Farm, Ansty, SP3 5PU Prior Notification under Class R for a Proposed Change of Use of a Redundant Agricultural Building to Use Class B1 & B8 02-02-2022  
PL/2021/10767 Ansty PYO and Farm Shop, Ansty, Salisbury, SP3 5PX Change of use of 1000m2 area of agricultural field to allow construction of gravel based car park area. 23/12/2021  
PL/2021/10791 Long Ash, Ansty, SP3 5QD 7 x Ash trees -fell; 1 x Birch tree – fell 08-12-2021 No Objection 
PL/2021/03030 Horwood Farm, Ansty, SP3 5PU Horwood Farm, Ansty, SP3 5PUChange of use from Redundant Agricultural building to a mixed use of B2 and B8 19-11-2021 Still awaiting decision

Last updated 06/01/2022

Click on this link to view: Archived Planning Application details for Ansty

Kind regards

Julie Ann Murphy

Parish Clerk  (updated 06-01-2022)

Current Planning Applications outside of the Parish.

Dear Residents,

Planning Application submitted by Tisbury Community Homes concerning the proposed development of the Tisbury Station Works Site. (Posted 01-11-2021)

We understand an outline planning application has been submitted to Wiltshire Council and the Tisbury Community Homes Planning Statement has already been made available. The outline planning application is for a redevelopment of approximately 1.9 hectares of the 4.1-hectare site known as Station Works, Tisbury, for a mixed development comprising 86 dwellings, a 30-40-bed care home including community medical facilities, enhanced vehicular access, and enhanced pedestrian access from the site to Tisbury village centre, and associated landscaping and open space.

Parishioners are invited to comment on these proposals (either to Ansty Parish Council or any Councillor) or direct to Wiltshire Council since the development may have an impact on Ansty, particularly with the possibility of enhanced traffic movement on Ansty High Street. Click on the planning application reference PL/2021/0977 to view the submission documents (all 47 of them) before making your comments.

Click on the image to view the Planning Statement made on behalf of Tisbury Community Homes and was released in mid October.

Click here to read earlier accounts of the Station Works Site.

The closing date for comments/consultation is 25th November 2021. 

Kind regards

Julie Ann Murphy
Parish Clerk
Ansty Parish Council  (01-11-2021)

Ansty Planning Applications 2017 to 29-11-2021 v53 

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The Public Consultation on Wiltshire Council’s ‘Climate Strategy’ and the ‘Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy’ is now closed. Keep an eye open for the next steps in this process! It matters! (updated 22-10-2021)

Everybody knows that one of the biggest emergency the whole planet is facing right now is how to tackle the ‘climate change’ crisis that is now upon us. Some of the damaging elements of it are already irreversible.  Most of us know and understand the causes but finding the solutions quickly is proving to be a formidable barrier. It is going to be costly for all of us and we are all going to be well ‘out of our comfort zone’ in the way we do things. But tackling the issues we must.

Wiltshire Council was one of the first to acknowledge that there was a climate emergency back in July 2019 and committed itself to become carbon neutral as an organisation by 2030. This is a great start and now a new draft carbon reduction strategy has been prepared and the Wiltshire public are being given an exclusive opportunity to ‘have their say’ to help shape the draft to take Wiltshire Council’s action on climate change forward for the next 5 years.

Click to view: Wiltshire Council Climate Strategy Consultation page and progress so far…

Click to view the Wiltshire Draft Climate Strategy 2022-2027. It is a wordy document but rightly so since the catastrophe that is about to unfold if we don’t get this right is unimaginable – and good on Wiltshire Council for getting this underway. Please give this some thought and ‘have your say’!

Click here to view the progress of Wiltshire Councils ‘Green and Blue Infrastructure’ (GBI). Great downloads to read!

The joint public consultation on the Climate Strategy and the GBI has now closed but keep an eye on this page for further developments. More downloads to scrutinise!

Wiltshire Council LOCAL PLAN:

Looking to the future. Latest Updates. (October 2021)

Click on the links below:

Wiltshire Council Local Plan Review

The anticipated timeline for the progression of the Local Plan Review has been summarised in the Local Plan Review and it is hoped that it will be adopted in the spring of 2023.

Other Important Parish Notices

Ansty Parish Council ‘Code of Conduct’.

As part of the Government’s Localism Act 2011, Ansty Parish Council (and its elected or co-opted members) are duty bound to adopt and maintain a code of conduct that is expected of members and co-opted members of the parish council when they are acting in that capacity. Click here for more details: Ansty Parish Council Code of Conduct 2018

Ansty Parish Council ‘Transparency Code’ – last updated 2015. 

In line with with all small parish councils, Ansty Parish Council follow the transparency code which was issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’  hands to increase democratic accountability. Ansty Parish Council Transparency Code

General Privacy Notice. (Ansty Parish Council)

In common with many other organisations dealing with ‘personal data’ Ansty Parish Council has had to draw up a ‘Privacy Notice’ to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘the GDPR’) and other legislation relating to personal data and rights such as the Human Rights Act. After publication of GDPR in the EU Official Journal in May 2016, it came into force on May 25, 2018. Please find time to read our document and contact us if you have any questions about the Privacy Notice or the personal data we hold about you. Click here for all the details:  General Privacy Notice (Residents)

The Ansty Parish Council requires your consent! 

The Ansty Parish Council’s ‘Personal Data Consent Form’ is available to all those parishioners that want to ‘opt in’ to any of our Parish Council communications. The Parish Council uses email, phone, post and our village website to communicate with villagers about Parish Council activities and to share information relevant to Ansty Village and its events. To do this the Parish Council needs the recipient’s consent which is given by completing and returning a signed copy of our ‘Consent Form’ to our Parish Clerk.  Click here to obtain a consent form and further details:  Ansty Parish Council Consent Form

Ansty’s Local Emergency Plans

All local parishes have been required (by Wiltshire Council) to submit Emergency Plans in an attempt to improve resilience within their communities should any widespread emergency arise. Click here to view our parish ‘Community Emergency and Local Flood Action Plan’  Emergency Plan Documents

Ansty Parish Council has adopted specified consultation procedures when considering any Planning Application.

Ansty Parish Council has adopted a document detailing consultation procedures that Ansty Parish Council will follow when considering any application for Planning and Listed Building consent. Click here to read the details: Ansty Parish Council Planning & Listed Building Consultations.

Watercourse Owner’s Rights and Responsibilities. 

There are 13 watercourse owners in the Ansty Parish. If you own a watercourse ( river, brook, beck, stream, leat, ditch, goyle, rhyne or culvert) then you need to know and understand your rights and responsibilities that such ownership entails. The Environment Agency used to have overall responsibilities governing all watercourses but now only deal with main rivers. All other watercourses from small rivers downwards are now under the jurisdiction of Wiltshire Council.  There can strict penalties if you fail to manage things properly.  Click to view the guidance: Owning a watercourse

A reminder about the new Septic Tank regulations 2020.

Almost every household in Ansty has a septic tank – many have been in use for years. A very few have been upgraded to comply with the latest regulations as drawn up by the Environment Agency. Older Septic Tanks relying on emptying to soakaways, draining into fields (often referred to as discharge to ground or direct discharge into a watercourse may not be compliant under new regulations that came into force as from 2020 as a result of Binding Agreements adopted in January 2015. Often householders are unaware of these changes until it comes to selling their house or they have been found to be polluting a watercourse. It can be a costly business getting things put right. If you refuse to upgrade it can lead to quite severe penalties and fines. If you are unsure of the status of your septic tank you need to contact an appropriate company that deals with such issues. Click here for: Help and Support Guidance regarding new Septic Tank Regulations..

MyWilts online reporting/booking.

You can now easily book a variety of Wiltshire Services. You can also easily report issues in Wiltshire ranging from fly tipping, abandoned vehicles, weather emergencies, dog mess, graffiti and many more. Click on the image to find out how to access this ‘online portal’

Click here to download the app for your phone.


Other items:

Please click on the links below, for further details regarding recent Village and Parish Council Meetings:

Ansty PC Budget and Precept 2021-2022 AGAR Return 2020-21 Ansty PC draft minutes, 24-08-2021

A copy of all official parish council files can also be found in the Website ArchivesArchives