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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.

Neighbourhood planning - made neighbourhood plans
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.

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.

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.

Current consultations

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Article 4 Direction

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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 developmentmanagement@wiltshire.gov.uk.

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.

Emerging plans

A number of plans are currently in preparation. You can find information about the progress of these plans through the links below.

Neighbourhood planning

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.

Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: spatialplanningpolicy@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01225 713223
Out of hours:
Fax:
Postal Address:

Spatial Planning Team
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN


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Last updated: 28 September 2016

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