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Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan

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Consultation on the Pre-submission draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan

Wiltshire Council has published the draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan, along with accompanying evidence reports, for formal consultation.

Comments are invited on the draft Plan and supporting evidence base documents during the 10 week consultation period, which runs from 9:00am on Friday 14 July 2017 until 5:00pm on Friday 22 September 2017.

The draft Plan and supporting evidence documents are available to view and download by following this link. They can also be viewed via the Consultation Portal.

The specific representation form, along with a simplified guidance note can also be downloaded below:

How to Respond

We welcome your comments via the following means:

  • online via the Council’s dedicated consultation portal.
  • by email using the representation form available above and returned to spatialplanningpolicy@wiltshire.gov.uk; or
  • by post in writing to: Spatial Planning, Economic Development & Planning, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN.  

Please note that copies of all comments (including your personal details) will be made available to the public to view and therefore cannot be treated as confidential. Anonymous representations cannot be accepted.

Copies of the consultation documents can be viewed during normal opening hours at the Council’s main offices at Monkton Park (Chippenham), Bourne Hill (Salisbury), County Hall (Trowbridge) and Wiltshire Libraries.

Following the consultation, the council will consider the comments received before submitting the draft Plan and supporting evidence to the Secretary of State for examination.  All comments received during this consultation will be passed on to the appointed independent Planning Inspector at that stage.

Public Exhibitions

Drop in events are being held as part of the consultation. The events will be open between 12 noon and 7pm as follows from 12 noon – 7pm :

  • Neeld Community & Art Centre, High Street, Chippenham SN15 3ER (Monday 17 July 2017)
  • Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1JH (Wednesday 19 July 2017)
  • Town Hall, St Johns Street, Devizes SN10 1BN (Monday 24 July 2017)
  • Atrium, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8JN (Wednesday 26 July 2017)
Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan - Cabinet 20 June

The draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan was approved by Wiltshire Council’s Cabinet on 20 June 2017. Wiltshire Council will now consult on the draft Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan and supporting documents.

To view the papers that went to cabinet please follow this link.

Purpose of the Plan

The purpose of the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan is to support the delivery of new housing set out in the Wiltshire Core Strategy (adopted January 2015).

The DPD will address two key matters:

  • Revise, where necessary, settlement boundaries in relation to the Principal Settlements of Salisbury and Trowbridge, Market Towns, Local Service Centres and Large Villages; Further information is available on the  Settlement Boundary Review page, and
  • Allocate new sites for housing to ensure the delivery of homes across the plan period in order to maintain a five year land supply in each of Wiltshire’s three Housing Market Areas over the period to 2026.

The plan will present proposals and associated policies designed to be in general conformity with the adopted Wiltshire Core Strategy and national planning policy. It will consider sites in relation to the geographic area of Wiltshire, but excluding Chippenham. Growth at Chippenham is to be dealt with as a separate DPD

Community engagement and consultation

To assist with the preparation of this Plan, the Council has so far undertaken three consultation exercises:

  • Formal public consultation on the scope of the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations DPD (March – May 2014)
  • Informal consultation with parish and town councils on draft proposals for revised settlement boundaries (July – September 2014)
  • Informal consultation with parish and town councils and other stakeholders on a draft methodology and initial findings relating to the identification of housing allocations (February – March 2015). This has been followed up with a targeted consultation of Parish Councils with Large Villages (June – August 2015).

Timetable

The next step in the preparation of the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan will be formal consultation on a pre-submission draft of the Plan. The timetable is set out in the latest Local Development Scheme (LDS) (December 2016).

Plan preparation milestone Date(s)
Initial consultation on the scope of plan April 2014 - May 2014
Plan preparation (including evidence gathering and informal consultation) Up to spring 2017
Formal consultation Summer 2017
Submission/Examination Spring 2018
Adoption Winter 2018

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