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East Wiltshire Evidence Base

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The following information relates to the east Wiltshire area only.

Available to download on this page are:

  • background studies commissioned by the former Kennet District Council, as part of its Local Development Framework (LDF)
  • consultation reports and other documents on the Kennet Core Strategy
  • scoping report and sustainability appraisal for the Kennet LDF and Core Strategy

These will now form part of the evidence base for the Wiltshire Core Strategy. To view a particular study, click on the relevant link in the table below.

Document

Date published
Background studies  
Kennet Housing Land Supply Statement November 2008
Kennet Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level One April 2008
Kennet Housing Land Supply Statement September 2007
Kennet Employment Land Supply Statement September 2007
Devizes Traffic Model August 2007
Atkins Economic Study of Kennet District August 2006
Kennet Town Centre Uses Survey July 2006
Kennet Housing Needs Survey June 2006
Kennet Housing Land Supply Statement May 2006
Kennet Employment Land Supply Statement April 2006
Devizes Town Centre Car Parking Survey 2006
Devizes Town Centre Area Action Plan Statement of Community Involvement 2006
Gillespies Report on Devizes Town Centre July 2005
Kennet Landscape Conservation Strategy May 2005
Kennet Urban Housing Capacity Study January 2002
Landscape Character Assessment 1998
Consultation reports  
Kennet Core Strategy: Spatial Options for Future Development May - June 2008
Kennet Core Strategy: Issues Raising Consultation March - April 2007
Sustainability appraisal  
Kennet Core Strategy: Sustainability Appraisal September 2008
Kennet Local Development Framework Scoping Report July 2006

Kennet Housing Land Supply Statements

Housing land supply statements for the east Wiltshire area, between 2006 and 2008, are available to download below.

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Kennet Housing Needs Survey

A housing needs survey for the east Wiltshire area, carried out in 2005 and published in June, 2006, is available to download below.

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Kennet Urban Housing Capacity Study

An urban housing capacity study for the east Wiltshire area, published in 2002, is available to download below.

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Kennet Strategic Flood Risk Assessment Level One

Scott Wilson consultants were commissioned to undertake a Level One Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA). Published in April, 2008, their report is available to download below.

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Kennet Employment Land Supply Statements

Employment land supply statements for the east Wiltshire area, for the years 2006 and 2007, are available to download below.

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Devizes Traffic Model

Mouchel Parkman consultants were commissioned to develop a 2006 base year Paramics microsimulation model to assess the most appropriate locations for residential growth in Devizes up to 2026. Published in August, 2007, their report is available to download below.

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Atkins Economic Study of Kennet District

Atkins consultants were commissioned to undertake a research study of the Kennet economy. Their final report, published in August, 2006, is available to download below.

Inset Maps

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Kennet Town Centre Uses Survey

A town centre uses survey for the east Wiltshire area was published in July 2006 and is available to download below.

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Devizes Town Centre Car Parking Survey

Gillespies consultants were commissioned to undertake a comprehensive survey of car parking use in the central area of Devizes. Their report, published in 2006, is available to download below.

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Devizes Town Centre Area Action Plan Statement of Community Involvement

This Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is a record of all the activities carried out as part of a public consultation on the report by Gillespies consultants, which outlined a series of proprosals for Devizes Town Centre. Both the SCI and the Gillespies report were intended as early steps towards an Area Action Plan for Devizes. The SCI is available to download below.

Appendices

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Gillespies Report on Devizes Town Centre

Gillespies consultants were commissioned to produce a series of proposals for Devizes Town Centre. Published in July 2005, their report is available to download below.

The report is divided into the following four sections:

  • Baseline Review and Analysis
  • Interim and Options Report
  • Land Use Framework and Urban Design Codes
  • Delivery Report

Baseline Review and Analysis

1. Introduction to Study

2. Executive Summary

3. Introduction to the Town

4. Planning Policy

5. Transport

6. Urban Design

7. Sustainability

8. Socio-Economic and Market

Interim and Options Report

Land Use Framework and Urban Design Codes

Delivery Report

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Kennet Landscape Conservation Strategy

A landscape conservation strategy for the east Wiltshire area was published in 1998. The strategy is available to download below.

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Kennet Landscape Character Assessment

Atlantic consultants were commissioned to undertake a landscape character assessment of the east Wiltshire area. Their report, published in 1998, is available to download below.

Part One: Maps

Part Two: Character Areas

1. Avebury Plain

2. Marlborough Downs

3. Savernake Plateau

4. Horton Down

5. Salisbury Plain

6. Chute Forest

7. Kennet Valley

8. Salisbury Avon Valley

9. Vale of Pewsey

10. Bristol Avon Clay Vale

11. Spye Parklands

Bibliography and Appendices

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Kennet Core Strategy: Spatial Options for Future Development

This second stage of consultation on the Kennet Core Strategy considered options for where new development should be directed and was based on an understanding of the role and function of the towns, villages and community areas. The consultation lasted from 6 May 2008 until 16 June 2008. The report, published in September 2008, and other consultation material is available to download below.

Consultation report

The following documents were approved by the Planning Policies Executives Committee of the former Kennet District Council, on 25 September, 2008:

Background papers

The background paper is available to download in full below.

Or, in sections:

The above documents are summaries based on the full community areas overview that can be downloaded below.

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Kennet Core Strategy: Issues Raising Consultation

This initial stage of consultation on the Kennet Core Strategy, which took place between March and April, 2007, sought to involve the community in raising issues in the east Wiltshire area. The Statement of Community Engagement describes the methodology and process of involving the public and organisations, while also summarising the feedback received.

Background Papers

Extensive background work was undertaken on the local economy, housing and sustainable development to identify future challenges. From this research a number of ISSUES PAPERS have been developed and are available to view below.

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Kennet Core Strategy: Sustainability Appraisal

In September 2008, an intermin Sustainability Appraisal for the Kennet Core Strategy was published. This document includes a sustainability appraisal of the strategic options included in the Kennet Spatial Options for Future Development consultation, which took place in May and June 2008.

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Kennet Local Development Framework Scoping Report

In July 2006, a Scoping Report was produced for the Kennet Local Development Framework. The report, a Non-Technical Summary and appendices are available to download below.

A Statement of Consultation, which accompanies the Scoping Report, is also available to download below.

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Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: spatialplanningpolicy@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01225 713223
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Spatial Planning Team
Wiltshire Council
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Bythesea Road
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Wiltshire
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Last updated: 25 May 2010

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