Adopted Core Strategy
The Wiltshire Core Strategy Development Plan Document (‘the plan’) was formally adopted on 20 January 2015. The plan provides a positive and flexible overarching planning policy framework for Wiltshire for the period up to 2026.
The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 10 July 2012 for examination and the inspector’s report was published in December 2014. The inspector’s recommended main modifications have been included in the adopted plan.
The Wiltshire Core Strategy replaces the South Wiltshire Core Strategy as well as a number of policies from the former district council's local plans.
The Adoption Statement, Adopted Wiltshire Core Strategy and associated background documents are available to download below:
- Statement of Adoption Statement of Adoption 62kb (January 2015)
- Wiltshire Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement 274kb (Adopted January 2015)
- Policies Maps
- Inspector's report 1mb (December 2014)
- Wiltshire Core Strategy Wiltshire Core Strategy 16mb
Wiltshire Core strategy habitats regulations assessment which includes:
The Core Strategy above is an interim version, which is an accurate reflection of the adopted plan incorporating the modifications made by the inspector. A final publication version will be issued in due course, which will be identical in content subject to any typographical corrections and will be improved in format to aid clarity for the user of the document.
What is the Wiltshire Core Strategy?
The Wiltshire Core Strategy is the most important part of the Local Development Framework (LDF), a suite of planning policy documents that will eventually replace the four local plans covering Wiltshire.
The Wiltshire Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) covers the whole of Wiltshire (excluding Swindon) and sets out the council's
- spatial vision,
- key objectives, and
- overall principles for development in the county.
The key objectives of the spatial vision has been derived from an analysis of the county's characteristics, a review of our own corporate plans and priorities, and national planning guidance. At its heart is the delivery of viable and vibrant communities based on the principle of sustainability.
The core strategy outlines a sustainable spatial strategy for future development in the county and includes:
- key principles of development
- the location of strategic sites for new housing and employment development
- policies with which planning applications will be assessed
- a key diagram displaying the spatial aspects of the core strategy
|Stages of preparation||Timeline|
|Submission of Wiltshire Core Strategy to the Planning Inspectorate||10 July 2012|
|Wiltshire Core Strategy - Focussed Consultation||20 September 2012 - 1 November 2012|
Please see examination page
||27 August - 9 October 2013|
We submitted the Wiltshire Core Strategy pre-submission document part of the Local Development Framework to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 10 July 2012 for independent examination.
The Core Strategy pre-submission document including proposed changes and supporting documentation submitted to the Secretary of State is available to view on the dedicated Wiltshire Core Strategy Submission webpage which forms the central point for all information regarding the submission of the Core Strategy
Details of the public examination are available on the examination page.
Information on previous stages in the development of the Wiltshire Core Strategy as well as the evidence base that supports the emerging Wiltshire Core Strategy:
- Wiltshire Core Strategy Focussed Consultation (20 September 2012 to 1 November 2012)
- Submission of Wiltshire Core Strategy (10 July 2012)
- Wiltshire Core Strategy Pre-Submission Consultation (20 February 2012 to 2 April 2012)
- Wiltshire Core Strategy Consultation Document (13 June 2011 to 8 August 2011)
- Wiltshire 2026 consultation (30 October to 31 December, 2009)
- Issues and Options consultations (2006 - 2008; by former district councils)
- View the Wiltshire Local Plan Monitoring Framework Wiltshire Local Plan Monitoring Framework 164kb
- View evidence base studies
Last updated: 6 January 2016