Latest Steering Group Meeting

A copy of our August meeting’s minutes are available by clicking on this link.

At this meeting, we agreed to seek to change the name of our neighbourhood area to Lydiard Millicent Parish, rather than Lydiard Millicent and Parish. This was as a result of comments made during the informal drop-in event and following circulation of the draft plan. We hope the new name reflects better that we are all one parish, albeit with some distinct settlements.

Another topic we discussed was whether we will need a Strategic Environmental Assessement (or “SEA”). Not all  neighbourhood plans need these, and there doesn’t seem to be any definitive criteria as to when these are required. However, they are necessary where plans “are likely to cause significant environmental effects” (Locality, Neighbourhood Plans, Roadmap Guide.) We had originally thought that our plan would not require a SEA, but Wiltshire Council has suggested that it now may do. So we are seeking more information on this.


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