Gastard wine vault is turned down

First published in News

Campaigners in Gastard say they were jumping for joy last week when council planners sided with them after a two-year campaign.

Holistic therapist Shelley Harrop was among residents opposed to a plan by Octavian Vaults for a wine storage warehouse off the B3353 to house up to 300,000 chilled bottles. The firm hoped to build additonal storage after it had filled its underground vaults, which are used to store rare bottles.

Mrs Harrop was joined by 44 others at Wiltshire Council’s northern area planning committee meeting on April 23 when the plan was unanimously rejected, with one abstention.

She said: “Common sense prevailed. You just couldn’t have something that size, and on the screen it looked even worse.”


Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree