Wiltshire Council have confirmed that they will adopt a strategic approach to securing phosphate neutral development in the catchment of the River Avon (Hampshire) in order to support proposed development. This will be funded through the Community Infrastructure Levy in order to mitigate phosphate production through large scale habitat schemes and monitoring of annual reports, making sure that the phosphate level offset is kept to the level of granted planning permission. This approach will support the Council’s ability to unlock developments currently blocked by the phosphate issue.
Giles Moir, Director of Chapman Lily commented that ‘’ this proactive response from the Council will hopefully enable the positive resolution of a number of planning applications which have been stalled pending a decision on how to address phosphate generation’’.
If you would like to hear more about this please contact Chapman Lily Planning.