Wiltshire Local Plan
Wiltshire Local Plan sets out a vision and a framework of future development in Wiltshire. It is drawn up in consultation with the community, providing a platform for local people to shape their surroundings. The Government requires every Local Plan to be reviewed at least once every five years. Wiltshire Local Plan, the Wiltshire Core Strategy was adopted in 2015 and is therefore being reviewed.
To find out more about the process in developing the plan and more, please visit Wiltshire Council website.
Have a say on the draft plan
Wiltshire Council reports a draft version is moving to final public pre-submission consultation (Reg 19) this autumn. It will be running from Wednesday 27th September to 23.59 on Wednesday 22nd November 2023, where all interested parties will have the opportunity to have their say. A link will be published on this page to Wiltshire Council Consultation Portal when ‘live’.
Wiltshire Council have arranged a Live Webinar on Tuesday 10th October 2023 on Microsoft Teams for 6.30pm to 8pm and will feature a presentation, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. To register for the ‘Live Webinar’ event please click on link below
A drop-in event, an informal session where residents can meet with officers to find out more about the local plan and how to respond to the consultation, will be held on Wednesday 11th October 2023 in Royal Wootton Bassett Library from 3pm to 7pm.
Documents for review
The Plan documents are available to view on the Wiltshire Council website and includes the following:-
- Open Spaces
- Renewable Energy
- Town Planning, including Planning for Royal Wootton Bassett, proposing 1340 homes over 5 sites, infrastructure and 6ha (hectares) of employment land for next 15 years.
- Supporting Documents
Timeline of the Local Plan Review and what happens next
The Wiltshire Local Development Scheme (LDS) sets out the Development Plan Documents prioritised for production by Wiltshire Council and the timetable for their preparation that will, when complete, together with other adopted documents, comprise the Development Plan for Wiltshire. A summary of the progression of the Local Plan review is published on Wiltshire Council website.
Wiltshire Council anticipate that the Publication of plan for pre-submission consultation and preparation for submission following consultation will be completed by spring 2024, followed by Submission to Secretary of State. Once examination (including hearing, and receipt of Inspector’s report) has been completed, Wiltshire Council will be seeking to adopt the plan by the end of 2024.