The Economic Development service aims to stimulate, support sustainable economic growth and inclusive communities.
Economic Regeneration is a long term process which complements social and environmental initiatives. Through a wide range of projects, initiatives, and partnerships the service aims to guide economic development and growth in Wiltshire's communities.
The service has several key delivery areas including Economic Development by supporting job creation, encourages Economic Programmes, Investment and Funding, Enterprise Wiltshire Company, Inward Investment, Town Centre Regeneration, Rural Development and provides Business Support and advice.
The team focuses on:
- One Public Estate programme
- Market Towns
- Business Improvement District
- Strategic key site developments
- Public realm and campus projects
- Town Centre Masterplans
- Sustainable energy solutions
- Energy resilience
- Enterprise Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council's Economic Regeneration team supports the Wiltshire Market Towns Forum, a partnership of 20 Town Councils. The Forum was created to develop complementary town strategies, it promotes networking amongst members to share common goals and objectives to support town centre regeneration.
The aim is to create self-reliant and resilient towns which are better equipped to support themselves. Key to achieving this is to create a framework of support which is tailored in such a way as to treat towns as distinct and unique.
To facilitate this, the Regeneration team organise events and conferences throughout the year. These events are attended by Town Clerks, Councillors, Officials and Business organisations. Conferences will have a particular focus such as: Resilient Towns, Tourism, Wayfinding, Funding and Grants, Markets and Festivals.
Through this initiative, the Economic Regeneration team has established a productive and positive relationship between Wiltshire Council and the market towns of Wiltshire.
The One Public Estate programme is an established national programme delivered in partnership by the LGA and the Office of Government Property (OGP) within the Cabinet Office. For further details follow this link: One Public Estate
The Wiltshire One Public Estate Programme was established in 2013 and works to identify opportunities through combined estate which in turn help to realise savings and improve services. The Wiltshire One Public Estate Partnership meets bi- monthly and has members from the following public sector organisations:
Police Crime Commissioning Unit (PCC), NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Property, NHS Acute Trusts, Wiltshire Ambulance Service, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service, Wiltshire Council, Ministry of Defence, Avon and Wiltshire Partnership & Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
Chippenham Station Hub - for further details see the Wiltshire Local Growth Fund projects page.
Corsham Mansion House - for further details see the Wiltshire Local Growth Fund projects page.
The Enterprise Network (TEN) is a £5.2m initiative led by Wiltshire Council with Government and EU funding.
SWLEP Local Energy Strategy
Enterprise Wiltshire and its member organisations are responsible for delivering a programme of work to develop and improve the economy and wellbeing of the county.
Wiltshire Council has developed a number of Masterplans and frameworks which help set parameters for town re-development - identifying the opportunities and constraints within a specific area. These documents can then be used as the basis for funding bids to make specific interventions as part of a regeneration programme, as well as providing guidance for those making planning applications.
Masterplans and Frameworks are developed with partners, stakeholders and public consultation
A sustainable strategic framework and masterplan for the regeneration of central Chippenham to attract and channel new investment into the town centre. The aim of this document is to show how development could be delivered.
Background documents are available here: The Chippenham Vision
Follow the Chippenham Masterplan download at the end of the page.
An area Masterplan for Corsham.
Follow the Corsham Masterplan download at the end of the page.
A Masterplan for Trowbridge will direct and influence change within the study area in a cohesive, positive and proactive manner. The Masterplan will be used to inform planning decisions made within and affecting the Masterplan area. This document is aimed at the developers and landowners in Trowbridge, the wider community within the town and further afield.
Further information is available here:
Follow the Trowbridge Masterplan download at the end of the page.