Wiltshire's Local Plan
In Wiltshire, our current Local Plan is the Wiltshire Core Strategy (WCS), adopted in 2015. This incorporates Saved policies from former District Local Plans, that were not replaced by the WCS, and will continue to be saved until replaced as part of the Local Plan Review process. It also includes the following plans and policies:
The Local Plan, together with Made plans (neighbourhood plans) form the development plan for Wiltshire.
National policy states that the planning system should be genuinely plan-led, and places a Local Planning Authorities' development plan at the heart of decision making. The Local Plan, as a key component of the development plan, will be the basis against which planning applications are determined and neighbourhood plans developed. It is a legally required document containing planning policies and site allocations to deliver the Council's strategic priorities.