Holt Update

The Council have produced a new Core Strategy which was adopted by the Council in January 2015. It proposes a minimum of 42,000 homes over the plan period to 2026. Within the Bradford Upon Avon Community Area (to which Holt specifically falls within and is considered a 'large village') there is a requirement for 75 new homes over the plan period to which have yet to be allocated.

In addition, the Inspector when concluding the Core Strategy was sound, stressed the need for an early review of the housing numbers in the whole area. This will take place in early 2016 and will inevitably result in more housing being required in this area.

The Parish Council are embarking on a Neighbourhood Plan for Holt and we are engaging with them to seek to secure the site for development through that process whilst also promoting the site through the Local Planning Authority's upcoming review.