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First Local Plan consultation in-person events begin on Monday

The first Local Plan consultation events begin across Wiltshire next week, starting with a drop-in event at Amesbury Library on Monday 2 October.

Published 29 September 2023

The first Local Plan consultation events begin next week, as Wiltshire Council hosts drop-in events at Amesbury Library on Monday 2 October; Bradford on Avon Library on Monday 2 October; Chippenham Olympiad on Tuesday 3 October; Melksham Community Campus and The Nadder Centre in Tisbury on Wednesday 4 October; and Devizes Library on Thursday 5 October.

People can just turn up at these events - there is no need to book. If people cannot make their local in-person event, they are welcome to attend any of the others to discuss the Plan and their own area - all events are open to all.

Over the course of the consultation, the council will host 16 in-person drop-in events in total, and an online event.

Cllr Nick Botterill, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, said: I'd urge anyone with an interest in the future of the areas in and around Amesbury, Bradford on Avon Chippenham, Melksham, Tisbury and Mere to take some time to visit our first in-person events next week and find out more about how the Local Plan is planning for growth in these areas.

The Local Plan identifies sites for future growth of both homes and employment over the next 15 years, and it also contains policies that ensure we maximise building on brownfield sites, build enough affordable homes, and ensure new developments meet zero carbon standards.

Once the Plan is adopted, all planning applications will be determined against it, making it the most important place-shaping document for Wiltshire, so please take the time to take part in the consultation and have your say.

The consultation ends at 5pm on Wednesday 22 November. The full schedule of events is as follows. People can share their views through the council's online portal, and anyone without internet access can visit a library to use the computers there, or contact the council to get a written copy of the representation form and find out how to view the documents. To find out more and to sign up for online event, people should go to

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