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Infrastructure Funding Statement

Appendix C: The Community Infrastructure Levy Infrastructure List

Introduction

The CIL Amendment Regulations 2019 abolished the Regulation 123 List and replaced it with the 'Infrastructure List', part of the Infrastructure Funding Statement that CIL charging authorities are required to publish annually by 31 December.

This is the Infrastructure List. Projects have been split into separate tables of 'essential' and 'place-shaping' infrastructure. This distinction is set out in paragraphs 4.41 and 4.42 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy. Core Policy 3 priorities essential infrastructure in the event of competing demands. An explanation of why projects are on the Infrastructure List has been included.

Since the previous Infrastructure List, published in May 2023, projects have been added to the List. The List can also be updated mid-year to reflect any new projects that need to be included and ensure that the Council retains an agile approach to the prioritisation and allocation of CIL funding. The Infrastructure List will be reviewed as part of the wider review of the approach to the prioritisation and allocation of the Strategic CIL Fund (as referred to in paragraph 3.34).

Essential Infrastructure

(As set out in paragraphs 4.41 and 4.42 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy. Core Policy 3 prioritises essential infrastructure in the event of competing demands.)

Infrastructure that may be funded, in whole or in part, by the Community Infrastructure Levy
CategoryProjectExplanation
EducationExpansion of the following schools to provide additional secondary school places:
  • Abbeyfield School, Chippenham

This project is required to support the cumulative demand from planned growth at Chippenham, namely the allocations in the Chippenham Site Allocations Plan.

Sustainable transport

Chippenham Transport Strategy:

  • A350 Chippenham Bypass improvements phases 4 and 5 
  • A350 M4 Junction 17 capacity improvements 
  • Malmesbury Road Roundabout Additional Capacity Improvements
  • Bridge Centre Gyratory Capacity Improvements
  • B4528 Hungerdown Lane / Sheldon Rd Junction
  • Accessibility improvements to Chippenham Railway Station1
  • Alternative provision for long stay car parking outside town centre
  • Frogwell to Town Centre pedestrian/cycle scheme
  • Bumpers Farm to Town Centre pedestrian/cycle scheme
  • Cepen Park North to Town Centre pedestrian/cycle scheme
  • Cycle and pedestrian access to Lackham Campus from Chippenham (i.e. River Avon footbridge)
  • Improved transport links between Wiltshire College's campuses

Salisbury Transport Strategy:

  • A338 Southern Salisbury Junction improvements (Exeter Street Roundabout, Harnham Gyratory and Park Wall Junction) 

Trowbridge Transport Strategy:

  • A361 Holy Trinity gyratory capacity improvement
  • B3105 Staverton Bridge capacity improvement
  • Broad Street Gyratory reversal
  • Walking and cycling routes from Trowbridge town centre to Wiltshire College

Other transport projects:

  • A350 Melksham Bypass 
  • Trans Wilts Train Service Improvements
  • Improvements to Melksham Railway Station
  • Installation of capacity enhancement on the single-track line through Melksham
  • New railway stations in:
    • Royal Wootton Bassett (including associated required infrastructure)
    • Wilton (including associated required infrastructure)
    • Corsham (including associated required infrastructure)
  • Westbury Railway Station (additional platform and other associated infrastructure to enable Wiltshire rail service objectives)
  • Infrastructure projects identified through the Local Highways and Footpaths Improvement Groups (LHFIG) that provide for pedestrian and cycle improvements. 

With Chippenham, Salisbury, and Trowbridge a focus of strategic growth within the County, their respective transport strategies include (mainly) highways, public transport, and walking/ cycling schemes considered necessary either to:

  • mitigate the cumulative impact of strategic growth
  • reduce congestion
  • support the strategic road network
  • improve the accessibility and attractiveness of town centres, railway stations and/ or schools, or
  • improve road safety.

Outside of the three principal settlements growth areas, other transport schemes are considered necessary to mitigate the cumulative impact of strategic growth.

 

 

1 This project combines three previously separate projects; Chippenham Railway Station car parking capacity enhancements and parking controls, Improvements to Chippenham Station: interchange, accessibility, and Chippenham Station Redevelopment.
Open space, green infrastructure, and the environment

European protected sites projects:

  • Stone Curlew and Salisbury Plain Special Protection Area
  • Nutrient Management Plan - to address the level of phosphate in the River Avon
  • New Forest Recreation Management Project (Measures to reduce and manage recreational disturbance pressures upon sensitive Annex II birds in the New Forest Special Protection Area (SPA) because of planned housing delivery)
  • Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy

A proportion of CIL is ring-fenced for these projects to ensure compliance with the Habitats Regulations, reflecting an agreement with Natural England during the preparation of the Wiltshire Core Strategy (Local Plan).

Recreational pressures from development within the Bath and Bradford on Avon Special Area of Conservation will be mitigated in line with the Trowbridge Bat Mitigation Strategy.

Health and social care

Shared Primary Care Centre at Chippenham Hospital

With Chippenham a focus of strategic growth in the Core Strategy, redevelopment of the Chippenham Hospital site remains a priority for the NHS.

Place-shaping Infrastructure

(As set out in paragraphs 4.41 and 4.42 of the Wiltshire Core Strategy. Core Policy 3 priorities essential infrastructure in the event of competing demands.)

Infrastructure that may be funded, in whole or in part, by the Community Infrastructure Levy
CategoryProjectExplanation
Open space, green infrastructure, and the environment

Provision of air quality monitoring infrastructure

New cemeteries, or expansion of existing cemeteries in:

  • Bradford on Avon
  • Holt
  • Melksham
  • Trowbridge
  • Warminster

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB Green countryside training and visitor centre.

Salisbury River Park [New]

Strategic monitoring of air quality in the eight designated Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) in Wiltshire; Salisbury, Bradford on Avon, Devizes, Marlborough, Westbury and Calne.

New cemeteries or extensions to existing cemeteries managed by Wiltshire Council will be required to meet the need for burial space arising from the cumulative impact of new development. These cemeteries have been identified as being full, or close to being full, and likely to close without additional funding.

A multifunctional countryside centre remains an objective and a policy (WIL8) in the current Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs (CCWWD) Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan 2019-2024.

The Salisbury River Park scheme is a risk alleviation scheme, which seeks to reduce flood risk, create wildlife and improve biodiversity by connecting green spaces, improve the recreational and amenity value of the area, and enable regeneration of sites.

Community and cultural

Upgrades to sport and recreation facilities within the following buildings:

  • The Olympiad, Chippenham
  • Devizes Leisure Centre, Devizes
  • Marlborough Leisure Centre, Marlborough
  • Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Salisbury
  • Bradford on Avon Swimming Pool, Bradford on Avon
  • New Trowbridge Leisure Facility Project 
  • Amesbury Sports Centre, Amesbury
  • Pewsey Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • Leighton Sports Centre, Westbury

Wiltshire Museums - archaeological storage

Swindon & Cricklade Railway - expansion of leisure/ recreation route from Mouldon Hill to Moredon Bridge

Library provision.

Upgrades to sport and recreation facilities in Wiltshire Council buildings meet an identified strategic need in the Indoor Facilities Strategy and Playing Pitch Strategy.

The capacity for archaeological storage may be exceeded by the need to meet expected demand from development over the Core Strategy period (up to 2026).

The Swindon & Cricklade Railway project would provide a commuter service from Cricklade to Swindon.

The continual updating of library facilities across Wiltshire is a priority for the library service. Enhanced facilities are a particular need in Amesbury, Chippenham, Malmesbury, Marlborough, Mere, Salisbury and Warminster.

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