Bid to buy Peter Black factory fails in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire: Bid to buy Peter Black factory fails in Trowbridge Bid to buy Peter Black factory fails in Trowbridge

Wiltshire Council’s bid to buy the derelict Peter Black site in Trowbridge has been rejected.

The former factory has been empty for years, with GVA Grimley, the agent acting for the site’s receivers, looking for a buyer.

Tim Martienssen, the council’s head of service delivery, economy and regeneration, said: “Our offer was judged not to be big enough and they are now dealing with another offer, but will not tell us who that is from at this stage.”

The council do not want to reveal what they offered while another party is negotiating with GVA.

Wiltshire and Trowbridge town councillor Graham Payne is angry that the former toiletries factory still stands derelict.

Cllr Payne, Trowbridge Area Board chairman, said: “Every time we walk past Peter Black it looks sadder and sadder. It represents a disservice to this town when you consider it overlooks the new cinema development.”

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2:20pm Sun 30 Mar 14

eureka+ says...

why doesn't the council at the very least, impose a demolition/clearing injunction on the landowner and this eye sore??
why doesn't the council at the very least, impose a demolition/clearing injunction on the landowner and this eye sore?? eureka+
  • Score: 27

2:26pm Mon 31 Mar 14

brandx says...

Agree with Sailor Payne on this. Trowbridge people have a right to know who are the new owners of the Peter Black site, so they can be lobbied to make necessary improvements and start development. We don't want it to continue as a bombsite for years.

I heard that the site was going to be a care home or a large English style pub and eatery, but who really knows?
Agree with Sailor Payne on this. Trowbridge people have a right to know who are the new owners of the Peter Black site, so they can be lobbied to make necessary improvements and start development. We don't want it to continue as a bombsite for years. I heard that the site was going to be a care home or a large English style pub and eatery, but who really knows? brandx
  • Score: -7

4:29pm Mon 31 Mar 14

will900cbr says...

why you should know that ? is that your money in there ? none of your business people. Only thing you can do is have a chats about all problems ..... why dont you do something for better life yourself instead ? You can start with learning your kids not to leave bikes front of the shop doors and respect older people a bit more ! it is life around you as well ! and you can change it without chatting about it .
why you should know that ? is that your money in there ? none of your business people. Only thing you can do is have a chats about all problems ..... why dont you do something for better life yourself instead ? You can start with learning your kids not to leave bikes front of the shop doors and respect older people a bit more ! it is life around you as well ! and you can change it without chatting about it . will900cbr
  • Score: -5

5:48pm Tue 1 Apr 14

moonrakin wurzel says...

service delivery, economy and regeneration???

oh dear....

Anyway - who's paying business rates on this pile of rubble?

Surely there must e enough outstanding overdue rates on it to simply seize it in lieu of payment?
service delivery, economy and regeneration??? oh dear.... Anyway - who's paying business rates on this pile of rubble? Surely there must e enough outstanding overdue rates on it to simply seize it in lieu of payment? moonrakin wurzel
  • Score: 3

2:49pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

It's a pity the buildings can't mysteriously go up in flames like the old Elephant and Castle pub did.
It's a pity the buildings can't mysteriously go up in flames like the old Elephant and Castle pub did. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 0

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