Planning policies guide our decisions on planning applications.
The local plan
The local plan sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used, determining what will be built where.
In Wiltshire, the local plan includes the Wiltshire Core Strategy, saved policies from district local plans and minerals and waste plans.
Wiltshire Core Strategy
In January 2015, we adopted the Wiltshire Core Strategy. The Core Strategy replaces the South Wiltshire Core Strategy and many saved policies from former district local plans. You can view the Core Strategy, policies maps and associated documents through the link below.
Information about neighbourhood planning in Wiltshire can be found on the neighbourhood planning pages.
Saved policies from district local plans
Saved policies not replaced by the Wiltshire Core Strategy continue to be saved until replaced by policies in a subsequent plan. Appendix D to the Core Strategy lists the status of policies previously saved. You can view the former district local plans through the links below.
- North Wiltshire Local Plan
- West Wiltshire District Plan
- Kennet Local Plan
- Salisbury District Local Plan
- West Wiltshire Leisure and Recreation DPD
Minerals and waste plans
Minerals and waste policies for Wiltshire County and Swindon Borough sit within a separate suite of adopted plans, prepared on a joint basis with Swindon Borough Council. You can view the minerals and waste plans through the links below.
- Minerals Core Strategy
- Waste Core Strategy
- Minerals Development Control Policies
- Waste Development Control Policies
- Minerals Site Allocations
- Waste Site Allocations
- Minerals Local Plan (Saved Policy 35 Preferred Areas)
Other policy documents
The Statement of Community Involvement (adopted July 2015) sets out the process and methods for community involvement for different types of plans and for different stages of plan preparation.
The Local Development Scheme (December 2016) sets out the timetable for producing or reviewing the local plan.
|Consultation||Closing date||More information|
|Within 28 days from 19 April 2016||
Any representations concerning this Direction must be in writing and may be made to Wiltshire Council within 28 days from 19 April 2016. Please send any comments you wish to make in writing to Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 8JN or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about Article 4 Directions.
|Proposed Further Modifications to the draft Chippenham Site Allocations Plan and an addendum to the Sustainability Appraisal Report||Monday 31 October until 5pm, Monday 12 December, 2016.||
Wiltshire Council is consulting on Proposed Modifications to the draft Chippenham Site Allocations Plan and a revised Sustainability Appraisal Report from Monday 31 October until 5pm, Monday 12 December, 2016.
More information including how to view the full list of consultation documents and how to comment on the proposed modifications can be found via the following link.
The consultation portal has further information on current and past consultations. You can also submit comments to open consultations and view comments from past consultations through the portal.
A number of plans are currently in preparation. You can find information about the progress of these plans through the links below.
- Chippenham Site Allocations Plan
- Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan
- Wiltshire Core Strategy partial review Wiltshire Core Strategy Partial Review NaNmb
- Gypsy and Traveller DPD
Neighbhourhood plans, when brought into force, become part of the statutory development plan for the area that they cover. Further information is available through the link below to the Wiltshire neighbourhood planning portal.
Community infrastructure levy
In May 2015, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) came into force locally in Wiltshire. We adopted a CIL charging schedule, Regulation 123 list, Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and an instalments policy for the payment of CIL. You can view the CIL charging schedule and associated documents through the link below.
Monitoring and evidence
A range of evidence base studies support the local plan. You can find information about these through the links below.
- Annual Monitoring Report and Housing Land Supply
- Housing Land Availability Report
- Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA)
- Infrastructure Delivery Plan
- Landscape character assessments
- Sustainability appraisal
- Other planning policy evidence base studies
- Village design statements
- Calne Master Plan
- Local Transport Plan (LTP)
- Main council consultations page
- Search for planning applications
Last updated: 28 September 2016