Consultation on the pre-submission draft Wiltshire Local Plan
Wiltshire Council has published the draft Wiltshire Local Plan (Local Plan), along with accompanying evidence reports, for formal consultation. The Local Plan sets out the vision and framework for housing, infrastructure and land for employment growth for the next 15 years. Once adopted, all planning applications will be determined against the Plan, making it the most important place-shaping document for Wiltshire.
Comments are invited on the Local Plan and supporting evidence base documents during the 8 week consultation period, which runs from 9am on Wednesday 27 September until 5pm on Wednesday 22 November 2023.
In-person events are being held across the county to enable you to find out more information as part of the consultation. You can just turn up to the in-person events, there is no need to book. There will also be an online webinar event on Tuesday 10 October, and you must register beforehand to attend the online event. To see the full list of in-person events or to register for the online webinar event, see www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-plan. Officers will be available during all sessions to answer questions about the Local Plan and we would encourage people to attend and find out more about what the Local Plan proposes in their area.
How to respond
The Local Plan and supporting evidence documents are available to view and download at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-plan from 9am on Wednesday 27 September, and people can also download a representation form and a simplified guidance note from this page. The guidance note, alongside the public notice that was published in local newspapers, have been attached to this email.
We welcome your comments via the following means:
- Online via the council’s dedicated consultation portal. This is the most efficient and effective way to make representations. Further information on how to use the portal can be found at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-plan
- By email using the representation form available at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/local-plan and returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
By post in writing by completing a representation form and submitting this to:
Please note that copies of all comments (including your personal details) will be made available for the public to view and therefore cannot be treated as confidential. Anonymous representations cannot be accepted.
Copies of all the consultation documents can be viewed during normal opening hours at the Council’s main offices at Monkton Park in Chippenham, Bourne Hill in Salisbury, and County Hall in Trowbridge.
The following documents: the Local Plan; the draft Sustainability Appraisal Report and the draft Habitat Regulations Assessment, will be made available to view at the following libraries during normal opening hours:
- Amesbury Library, Smithfield Street, Amesbury, SP4 7AL
- Bradford on Avon Library, Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1BY
- Calne Library, The Strand, Calne, SN11 0JU
- Chippenham Library, Timber Street, Chippenham, SN15 3EJ
- Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, Corsham, SN13 9DN
- Devizes Library, Sheep Street, Devizes, SN10 1DL
- Malmesbury Library, 24 Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, SN16 9BG
- Marlborough Library, 91 High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1HD
- Melksham Community Campus, Market Place, Melksham, SN12 6ES
- Pewsey Library, Aston Close, Pewsey, SN9 5EQ
- Royal Wootton Bassett Library, Borough Fields, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AX
- Salisbury Library, Market Walk, Salisbury, SP1 1BL
- Tidworth Library, Tidworth Leisure Centre, Nadder Road, Tidworth, SP9 7QA
- Tisbury Library, Nadder Community Campus, Tisbury, SP3 6HJ
- Trowbridge Library, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, BA14 8JN
- Warminster Library, Three Horseshoes Walk, Warminster, BA12 9BT
- Westbury Library, Westbury House, 15 Edward Street, Westbury, BA13 3BD
Information on library opening times can be found at: https://apps.wiltshire.gov.uk/librariesinformation. Electronic access to all submission documents will be available at all Wiltshire Council libraries.
Following the consultation, the council will consider the comments received before submitting the Local Plan and supporting evidence to the Secretary of State for examination. All comments received during this consultation will be passed on to the appointed independent Planning Inspector at that stage.
Any representation received may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specific address of any of the following: that the Local Plan has been submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination; that the Inspector’s Report (including any recommendations) into the Local Plan has been published; and that the Local Plan has been adopted.
Should you require further information, please email: email@example.com or call 01225 713223.