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What happens to the work undertaken by the former district councils?

In order to have consistent policy across Wiltshire as soon as possible, the council took the opportunity to merge the work already undertaken by the former district councils towards their individual core strategies and focus on the delivery of one Wiltshire Core Strategy (excluding minerals and waste policies).

The considerable work and stakeholder engagement previously undertaken will not be repeated or wasted but, instead, built upon and used to inform the preparation of the Core Strategy.

The Wiltshire Core Strategy will cover the whole of Wiltshire, including the former Salisbury District Council area, and, when adopted, will replace the South Wiltshire Core Strategy, which is at a more advanced stage of preparation.

What information is available on this page?

The core strategy work undertaken by the following former district councils is available to download on this page:

However, work on the Salisbury Core Strategy continued and became referred to as the South Wiltshire Core Strategy. Information on the South Wiltshire Core Strategy is available through the link below.

North Wiltshire Core Strategy

North Wiltshire District Council consulted on a Second Core Strategy Issues and Options document between 18 May 2007 and 13 July 2007. This followed an initial Issues and Options consultation stage, which was held between 8 February 2006 and 5 April 2006.

Second Issues and Options Consultation

A summary of the responses to the North Wiltshire Core Strategy Second Issues and Options consultation, which took place between 18 May and 13 July 2007, is available to download below.

A number of discussion forums were held throughout the consultation period and the comments from each forum can be downloaded below.

The full Second Issues and Options consultation document is available to download below.

Related documents are available to download below.

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First Issues and Options Consultation

This initial Issues and Options consultation, which took place between 8 February and 5 April 2006, was the first stage in the production of the North Wiltshire Core Strategy. The consultation paper and the respone form are available to download below.

While simple tick-box style questions are included within the document itself, it was also reproduced in leaflets. The questions could also be completed online for those who wished to give a quick opinion.

A newsletter was been prepared to accompany this stage in the production of the Core Strategy:

A report that summarises the comments received and details how these could be taken forward in the Core Strategy process is available to download below.

The transport department at Wiltshire Council responded to the consultation comments and this response is available to download below.

Consultation Forums

A number of consultation forums took place during through the Issues and Options consultation period and records of each session can be downloaded below.

Local Strategic Partnership (20 February, 2006)

This forum with facilitated by Harå.

Local Plans Panel and Area Committee Representatives (28 February, 2006)

Young People (7 March, 2006)

This forum with facilitated by Harå.

Agents,Consultants, Landowners, and other interested groups (9 March, 2006)

This forum with facilitated by Sarah Foster.

Planning Services Business Area (22 March, 2006)

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Kennet District Council

On 25 September 2008, a report analysing the responses to the Options stage of the Kennet Core Strategy was taken to the Planning Policies Executives Committee of Kennet District Council. The Options stage 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. Consultation lasted from 6 May 2008 until 16 June 2008.

Prior to the Options stage, the process began with a discussion of the Issues facing the East Wiltshire area and an initial  Issues stage of the Kennet Core Strategy took place in the spring of 2007.

Spatial Options For Future Development

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

The Spatial Options for Future Development consultation included a number of background documents, which can be downloaded below, that cover four key areas.

The background pamphlet is available in full;

Or, in sections:

Developing the vision for the East Wiltshire area as a whole:

Analysing the characteristics of each community area and a summary of their planning issues:

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

A discussion of the strategic options for future development:

A discussion of the local options for future development:

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Issues Raising Consultation

The report below documents the activities that took place during March and April, 2007, to involve the East Wiltshire community in raising issues for the Kennet Core Strategy. The Statement of Community Engagement describes the methodology and process of involving the public and organisations, while also summarising the feedback received.

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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.

Context

Background to the Kennet Core Strategy and associated Local Devlopment Scheme

Housing

Contains evidence about where housing has been built in the past and asks questions about where houses should go in the future.

Environment

Discusses a range of environmental issues planning can effect including biodiversity and renewable energy and questions how planning policies can affect climate change

Economy

Summarises the findings of a report on Kennet's economy and proposes a future portfolio of employment sites.

Community

Highlights the links between planning policy and community strategies and draws together local community aspirations already expressed in community plans.

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West Wiltshire District Council

In September 2008, West Wiltshire District Council published a report on the responses to its Core Strategy Issues and Options Paper, which was put out for public consultation between December 2007 and February 2008.

These Issues and Options were developed from an initial period of public consultation, in April 2007, on a series of Issues Papers that were produced for each of the five community areas within West Wiltshire.

The issues had been identified in the community area plans for Bradford on Avon, Melksham, Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury.

Issues and Options

On 3 September 2008, a report analysing the responses to the Issues and Options consultation paper was presented to the West Wiltshire District Council Cabinet. This document is available to download below.

This report was accompanied by a Cabinet Report that set out the background to the Issues and Options consultation process and highlighted some of the key issues. Appendix 2 to the Cabinet Report suggested an outline spatial strategy, with regards to the role and function of the main settlements in West Wiltshire, and indicative housing allocations for the District for the period between 2006 and 2026. This is based on the consultation responses and is in line with the draft Regional Spatial Strategy for the South West, which allocates 12,300 houses to the West Wiltshire area over the same period. The Cabinet Report and Appendix 2 are available to download below.

Consultation on the Issues and Options stage of the West Wiltshire Core Strategy took place between December 2007 and February 2008. A copy of the Issues and Options consultation paper, along with the response form, is available to download below.

The Issues and Options consultation paper went before the West Wiltshire District Council Cabinet for approval on 5 December, 2007. A copy of the accompanying Cabinet Report is available to download below. Appendix 1 summarises the responses to the previous Issues consultation. Appendix 2 outlines suggested spatial strategy options and appendix 3 includes draft consultation arrangements for the Issues and Options consultation .

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Issues

In April 2007, the Council published five Issues papers for the five community areas and consulted widely on the spatial planning issues affecting West Wiltshire.

A People's Voice questionnaire was also developed. A series of one 2 one meetings were held with key stakeholders in West Wiltshire and a Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) conference started to develop spatial visions for the five towns. Landowners and developers were invited to put forward potential sites for future development.

The results of this initial period of public consultation for the West Wiltshire Core Strategy fed directly into the further development of the Core Strategy and identified issues to be addressed and possible options for the future.

Copies of the Issues consultation papers and a copy of the detailed breakdown of responses to the Issues consultation are all available to download below.

Community Area Plans

The existing Community Area Plans for each of the five community areas in the West Wiltshire area were reviewed in order to develop a set of Issues papers, which were then the subject of the initial period of public consultation in the development of the West Wiltshire Core Strategy. Copies of the five Community Area Plans are available to downloaded below.

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Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:
eMail: spatialplanningpolicy@wiltshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01225 713223
Out of hours:
Fax:
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Spatial Planning Team
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8JN


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Last updated: 15 March 2011

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