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Future Chippenham consultation

Future Chippenham road route options

Important notice: Local Plan Review

Wiltshire Council as Local Planning Authority recently undertook a consultation to inform the Local Plan Review. 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 was 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 please visit the Local Plan Review consultation webpage.

Public consultation on the road route options has now closed.

Between Friday 15 January and Friday 12 March, Wiltshire Council sought 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.

Feedback received during the recent consultation process will help inform the overall project and a decision about which of the three route options within each zone should be taken forward to the next stage of the development process.

Future Chippenham road route options - Consultation Feedback Report

A report summarising the responses received to the Future Chippenham road route options consultation can be downloaded below:

Consultation information

The following information provided more detail on the proposals.

Additional supporting information

Technical information

Online public webinars

A series of live online public webinars were held to explain the proposals in more detail.

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions were provided during the consultation period.

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