Regulation 19 consultation autumn 2023
Wiltshire Local Plan Regulation 19 consultation (closed)
Following the successful Local Plan consultation held in the autumn, we have received more than 8,000 comments from the public, Wiltshire Council members, businesses, community groups, and town and parish councils.
We are currently working through all the submissions, and given the volume of comments, this will take some time. We would expect to publish all the comments in the coming months.
The outcome of the consultation will be reported to Cabinet and Council prior to submission to the Secretary of State.
The consultation ran from Wednesday 27 September, to Wednesday 22 November. This was an opportunity for all interested parties to have their say on the proposals. This consultation represented the final stage before the Plan, its accompanying evidence, and all submitted comments are sent to a government Planning Inspector for independent examination. In accordance with the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (legislation.gov.uk), the Planning Inspector will consider all comments made within the consultation period. More information on the next steps will be published in due course.
This webpage provides information on the consultation that was undertaken.
Drop-in events and webinar
As part of the consultation there were 16 drop in events at libraries and leisure centres across the county. A live webinar was also held on 10 October, a recording of which is available on our YouTube channel.
The webinar included a question and answer session. Due to the volume of questions that were received, it was not possible for all of them to be answered during the event. We have therefore published a document containing all of the questions that were submitted, and their answers.
The publication version of the Wiltshire Local Plan builds on the findings of earlier consultations, which can be found on our previous consultations page.
How you could have your say on the Wiltshire Local Plan (the Plan)
Online consultation portal
Comments (known as 'representations' in this context) could be submitted online using the council's consultation portal. This was the recommended route, and the simplest, as it allowed you to comment directly on the Plan as you look through it. Access to the portal and instructions on how to use it are below.
Email or post
All comments submitted, via the portal or otherwise, will be made publicly available. See your personal details, for information.
View the consultation documents
The easiest way to view the Plan, and submit your comments directly, was on the consultation portal:
You could also view the Plan on our ArcGIS mapping platform, where we created interactive maps that illustrate each of the policies, and made available a series of stories taking you through the chapters of the Wiltshire Local Plan.
Hard copies of the Plan and supporting documents are available
Hard copies of the Plan, and supporting documents, were also available to view, during the consultation period, at the council's main offices and a selection of libraries and community hubs, as detailed below. You could also request individual copies, for which printing and postage costs applied, see below for details.
Contact us for more information
If you would like any further information on the Plan, proposed submission documents, or any of the supporting documents, please contact us.
To ensure an effective and fair examination, it is important that the Inspector and all other participants in the examination process are able to know who has made comments (known as 'representations' in this context)on the plan. The council will therefore ensure that the names of those making representations can be made available (including publication on the council's website) and taken into account by the Inspector.
The council therefore cannot accept anonymous representations - you must provide us with your name and contact details. Address details will not be made publicly available. All personal data will be handled in line with the council's Spatial Planning privacy notice.