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Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council

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e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

t: 01793 850222

e: enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk

RWB Neighbourhood Plan News

LATEST NEWS
6th November 2020

There are only just over two weeks left before the closing date of our public consultation of our Neighbourhood Plan, we are strongly urging residents who haven’t completed the online survey, to do so. If you have we thank you, please encourage those around you to have their say, it takes only 10 minutes! Please see online survey button below.

Because of the new restrictions from 5th November paper copies of the questionnaire can now be located at Central Store at Gainsborough Avenue, Post Office on High Street, Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms and Iceland.

CALLS FOR UNDER 45’S, HAVE YOUR SAY!
28th October 2020

The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are pleased with the response we have received so far and would like to thank all who have completed our questionnaire. We currently have fewer respondents in the under-45’s age category so we would like to encourage anyone in this group to have your say on the future development of our town. If you’ve already completed the survey and have younger relatives or people in your household, please pass the survey on to them. We want to ensure we have the representative views of as many age groups as possible so that the plan reflects the wishes of the whole community.

Please keep an eye out for a pull-out copy of our questionnaire in the Royal Wootton Bassett & Lyneham Advertiser popping through residents’ letter boxes in the coming few days. This can be completed and posted or pushed through the Town Council Office letter box on 117 High Street, SN4 7AU. Or if you have online access why not complete our online survey, please see link button below.

Remember the closing date is Monday 23rd November!

SURVEY LAUNCH!
12th October 2020

Today sees the launch of our neighbourhood review survey, with over 7000 leaflets being delivered to every home in Royal Wootton Bassett this coming week. The survey aims to gather the views of residents, workers, business owners about what type of town we want Royal Wootton Bassett to become over the next 10 years or so.

Once the survey closes on Monday 23rd November 2020, the data will be analysed and combined with a policy assessment of the current neighbourhood plan policies will inform the next stage, which is to draft a new Neighbourhood Plan for the community to comment on later.

If you live, work or own a business in Royal Wootton Bassett, it is vitally important that you air your views about the future of our town by completing the survey. All family members are encouraged to take part, even children (with a little help from mum and dad), so that planning policies for Royal Wootton Bassett can be sure to represent the views of the whole community, young and old, and help shape the future of the town for years to come.

The ONLINE SURVEY can be accessed below, or there are paper copies available at the Post Office on the High Street, Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms, RWB Rugby Club and Iceland. Please remember to return your completed form either by posting it, or you can pop it through the letter box of the Town Council Office on 117 High Street. You can download a copy of the questionnaire too.

If you have any questions then please see our FAQ link to the left. If this does not help then you can use our contact form, click on contact link to the left, or email us at enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk or call 01793 850222.

Have your say about the future development of Royal Wootton Bassett by 23rd November.

You can view our current plan HERE.

PRESS RELEASE
6th October 2020

Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan – Have your say

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council has started the process of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. The plan sets out the vision and policies to guide future development at the local level. It also allows local residents to shape the places in which they live by influencing where future development will go and what it will look like.

The current plan covering 2017 to 2026 was adopted as recently as April 2018, but changes being considered in housing requirements in Wiltshire to plan for the period to 2036 and forthcoming policy changes in the emerging Wiltshire Local Plan, means that now is an appropriate time to review the Neighbourhood Plan. This will make sure it continues to meet the needs of our town and is a useful tool for the local planning authority when making decisions on planning applications in the local area.

A working group chaired by Councillor Steve Walls has been set up which includes Councillors and Officers, local groups representatives and members of the public. Planning Consultants, DLP Planning have been appointed to manage the process.

So far, initial discussions have been held with Wiltshire Council Strategic Planning Officers. An initial questionnaire to obtain views of members of the public has been compiled and will be available from Monday 12th October 2020 until Monday 23rd November 2020.

From Monday 12th October, this online questionnaire will be posted on this page. Paper copies will be available to pick up, from Monday 12th October please call 01793 850222 / 07595 220655 or email enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk to be advised where to collect.

We urge the community to take part, as responses received will be used to inform a draft version of the new Neighbourhood Plan. This will go to public consultation, before submission to the local planning authority for examination by an independent planning inspector. Local residents will have their final say when asked to vote to adopt the plan via a local referendum.

Anyone wishing to take part in the development of the Neighbourhood Plan, please contact Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council via enquiries@royalwoottonbassett.gov.uk or call 01793 850222 / 07595 220655 during office hours.

A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
6th August 2020

A poster calling for volunteers to join the Working Party has resulted in 5 new members and recently 2 new enquiries from local people wishing to be part of the group in steering the new Neighbourhood Plan.

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