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Agenda for Town Council meeting to be held on Monday, 4th July 2022

Mere Town Council

Town Clerk – Mrs. L. C. Wood



You are summoned to a meeting of Mere Town Council to be held on Monday, 4th July 2022 at 7.00 pm in The Andy Young Pavilion, Springfield Road, Mere, Wiltshire.  BA12 6EW.  The meeting will consider the items set out below.


Before the meeting there will be a public session to enable the people of Mere to ask questions of, and make comments, regarding the Town Council.  Questions not answered at this meeting will be answered in writing to the person asking the question, or may appear as an agenda item for the next meeting.  Members of the public are asked to restrict their comments, and/or questions to three minutes.

Please Note: By entering the meeting room you are consenting to the use of your name being recorded in the Minutes.  The meeting may also be recorded by the press or members of the public.  Any person or organisation choosing to film, record or broadcast any meeting of the Council or its committees is responsible for any claims or other liability resulting from them so doing and by choosing to film, record or broadcast proceedings they accept that they are required to indemnify the Council, its members and officers in relation to any such claims or liabilities.

Any person who may find difficulty in access to the meeting through disability is asked to advise the Clerk by email ( at least 24 hours before the meeting so that every effort may be made to provide access.

Yours sincerely,



Lindsey Wood,

Town Clerk & RFO



Public Participation Session

Members of the public are invited to address the Council on any issue over which it has a power. This session will be limited to 15 minutes (3 minutes per speaker). The Chairman will convene the Town Council meeting after the public session (please note that once the meeting has been convened members of the public are no longer permitted to speak unless invited to do so by the Chairman).



  1. Apologies – To receive apologies for absence.


  1. To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests from Councillors on matters to be considered at the meeting.
  • To receive Declarations of Interest relating to matters contained in this agenda, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of officers and the Localism Act 2011 in respect of members.
  • To receive written requests for new DPI dispensations.

Members are invited to declare disclosable pecuniary interests and other interests in items on the agenda as required by the Mere Town Council Code of Conduct for Members and by the Localism Act 2011.  The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.  If you become aware, during the course of a meeting, of an interest that has not been disclosed under this item, you must immediately disclose it.  Whether you can remain in the meeting and the extent to which you can participate depends on the type of interest you have.


  1. Minutes – To resolve that the minutes of the Town Council meeting held on Monday, 6th June 2022 be approved as a correct record. (attached)


  1. Matters Arising from Public Session


  1. Matters Arising from previous Meetings
  2. a) Vacancies for Town Councillor (Minute Ref: 172) – Update on Casual Vacancy & Co-Option Procedure

*b) Wiltshire Towns Programme (Minute Ref: 180b)


  1. Reports & Consultations
  2. a) Wiltshire Councillors Report


  1. Planning
  2. a) Applications for consultation response:


Application No: PL/2022/04887
Application Type: Consent under Tree Preservation Orders
Proposal: T1 Weeping Ash tree – Fell due to level of infection of ash dieback and proximity to highway.
Planning Register Link:


Application No: PL/2022/04597
Application Type: Householder planning permission
Proposal: Conversion of Outbuilding to Habitable Space
Site Address: Highbrook, The Fields, Mere, Warminster, BA12 6EA
Planning Register Link:





Application No: PL/2022/03832
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: Erection of Agricultural Barn for use of storing farming equipment ie. Tractor/mower, strimmer, working tools. To include solar paneling on the roof for powering equipment. (resubmission of PL/2021/08598)
Site Address: Land west of Woodlands Road, Mere, BA12 6JT
Planning Register Link:


Application No: PL/2022/04587
Application Type: Householder planning permission
Proposal: Remove existing conservatory link and replace with new single storey extension link
Planning Register Link:


Application No: PL/2022/04227
Application Type: Householder planning permission
Proposal: Replacement fence, alongside the creation of an area permeable hard standing.
Planning Register Link:


Application No: PL/2022/04385
Application Type: Full planning permission
Proposal: New proposed two bedroom semi-detached dwelling.
Planning Register Link:

*b) Outline application for the redevelopment of Beaumont Business Park, Woodlands Road, Mere – To consider letter from applicants relating to amendments and obligations in relation to the above planning application

Application No: 20/07469/OUT
Application Tyre: Outline Planning
Proposal: Outline Planning – Demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of up to 70 dwellings.
Site Address: Beaumont Business Park, Woodlands Road, Mere.  BA12 6BT
Planning Register Link:


  1. Highways, Rivers, Footpaths, Traffic & Transport
  2. a) To identify jobs for the Parish Steward, Sparkle Team and MyWiltshire reports.
  3. b) Quotations for wheelchair friendly footpath adjacent to Castle Hill Play Area
  4. c) Report on communications with the police over parking enforcement in Mere – Cllr. Jeans
  5. d) Minutes of the Shaftesbury & Gillingham Area Transport Forum


  1. Buildings, Open Spaces, Play Areas, Sports Grounds, Car Parks, Allotments & Cemeteries

*a)  Proposals for new Mere Town Football Club mens team and amalgamation with Mere Town Youth Football Club.


  1. Finance, Policy & Resources

*a)  Payments – To review and authorise schedule of payments (attached)

  1. b) To report on Rate Valuation Office enquiries and refund of National Non-Domestic Rates for Mere Cemetery.
  2. c) Staff vacancies – to provide an update on situation


  1. General Items


  1. Future meetings and events


  1. Future agenda items


Note:  Members are reminded that the Town Council has a general duty to consider the following matters in the exercise of any of its functions: Equal Opportunities (race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and any disability), Crime and Disorder, Health and Safety and Human Rights.


*Further information on these items enclosed/attached