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Future Chippenham consultation

Have your say on the Future Chippenham road route options

Important notice: Local Plan Review

Wiltshire Council as Local Planning Authority is currently consulting on its Local Plan. The Wiltshire Local Plan review process considers the level of growth in the town through to 2036 including where new homes could be allocated, and is an entirely separate consultation from the Future Chippenham road route options consultation featured on this webpage. Any new distributor road would be subject to the outcome of a future planning application and progress of the  Local Plan Review. To find out more and how to comment please visit Local Plan Review consultation

Public consultation - Friday 15 January 2021 to 5pm, Friday 12 March 2021

Wiltshire Council is seeking your views on three road route options for a potential new distributor road located to the south and east of Chippenham. The road would provide a high-quality road link connecting the north east and southern parts of the town to the A350 and improvements to Junction 17 of the M4. 

Initial work indicates that a distributor road could bring significant benefits; it would directly unlock land to support much needed housing development and reduce traffic congestion in the town centre, improving connectivity and travel within and around the town. These benefits would help underpin the future sustainable growth of Chippenham and increase opportunities for residents and businesses. We have called this programme Future Chippenham.

To support the development of the scheme, the council has been successful in securing £75 million of government funding.

We would like to hear your views to help inform a decision about which of the three route options within each zone could be taken forward to the next stage of the development process.

Consultation information

The following information will provide more detail on the proposals.

Additional supporting information

Technical information

How you can respond to the consultation

Please complete the online consultation form.

Alternatively, you can download a Icon for pdf printable and interactive PDF [251.32KB] version of the consultation form.  When completing the consultation form, save a copy of the form to your computer before filling it out to avoid losing any text. Please do not complete the form in a web browser window. 

Return by email to: futurechippenham@wiltshire.gov.uk

Return by post: Future Chippenham team, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

Alternatively, you can provide comments by email or post to the above addresses.

Comments are invited from Friday 15 January 2021 to 5pm Friday 12 March 2021.

If you need any help completing the consultation form or would like the consultation material provided as a paper copy or in a different format, please contact Customer Services on 0300 345 0100.

Hard copies of the consultation material and consultation form are available from the reception desk at the Monkton Park office, Monkton Hill, Chippenham SN15 1ER.

Online public webinars

A series of live online public webinars will be held to explain the proposals in more detail. If you are interested in attending these free events you can register via Eventbrite. These webinars are being held on:

  • Thursday 28 January at 11am

View the recording of the webinar online.  View a copy of the  Icon for pdf questions and answers [267.81KB] document that sets out the questions that were asked during this webinar, along with officer responses to these questions. Hard copies of the presentation and questions and answers document can be posted to you by contacting Customer Services on 0300 456 0100 or emailing futurechippenham@wiltshire.gov.uk or collecting from the Monkton Park office.

  • Thursday 11 February at 7pm

A recording of this webinar will be published online in due course.  The accompanying questions and answers are currently being prepared and will be available either as hard copies or available on this webpage. Hard copies of the presentation can be posted to you by contacting Customer Services on 0300 456 0100 or emailing futurechippenham@wiltshire.gov.uk or collecting from the Monkton Park office.

We have listened to your feedback from the first webinars and in particular your requests for more time to ask the project team questions.  This third webinar will provide an overview of the road route options, with an extended interactive question and answer session, providing more time to answer any questions from attendees. Once registered a link will be sent to access the webinar which will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams. Anyone wishing to ask questions about the proposals are encouraged to submit these in advance by emailing futurechippenham@wiltshire.gov.uk stating 'Questions for Webinar - 20 February' in the heading.

Next steps

  • The preferred route will be announced Summer 2021

  • Public consultation on Future Chippenham Masterplan Summer 2021

  •  Planning application submitted Winter 2021/22

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