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Residents invited to comment on two improvement projects in Salisbury City Centre

Wiltshire Council has unveiled the transformational projects that are proposed for Salisbury following the award of £9.4 million from Central Government through the Future High Streets Fund.

Published 8 March 2022
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Wiltshire Council has unveiled the transformational projects that are proposed for Salisbury following the award of £9.4 million from Central Government through the Future High Streets Fund.

The funding is supporting three projects:

  • Salisbury Station Forecourt - redesigning the station forecourt making it more attractive and accessible for visitors and residents
  • Fisherton Gateway - improvements to the road network and public spaces along South Western Road and Fisherton Street
  • Heritage Living - redeveloping a vacant listed building and creating apartments in unoccupied spaces above shops

The first two of these projects are now at a stage where local residents are being invited to give their views during a six-week public consultation period. These projects aim to reinvigorate the city centre by ensuring a greater experience on the high street for residents and visitors to encourage them to keep coming back, supporting business growth and enhancing the city's reputation as a destination of choice for tourists.

Proposed works include enhancing the Station Forecourt area with improved landscaping, street furniture, lighting and wayfinding to encourage tourists and visitors into the city centre, along with more sustainable travel facilities such as bus stops, better access for pedestrians and cyclists and bicycle parking. Fisherton Street would also benefit from new landscaping, street furniture, wayfinding and lighting, along with improved pedestrian areas to make it safer and more convenient to travel into the city centre.

Cllr Dr Mark McClelland, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: The Future High Streets Funded projects seek to embrace Salisbury's classically original charm and we are really pleased to share the proposals for both Fisherton Gateway and the Station Forecourt with the local community.

From a sense of arrival at the proposed redeveloped station forecourt to a sense of place at Fisherton Street with its diverse range of independent businesses. We would encourage people to take a look at the leaflet on our webpage www.wiltshire.gov.uk/fhsf-salisbury  before completing the survey.

By sharing their views through the survey, local people have an opportunity to take an active part in how the city develops and enhances its reputation as a tourist destination for years to come. These projects are a great way of supporting our local communities and creating a more vibrant, diverse city as we look to encourage more people to stay longer and increase their spend in our beautiful city centre.

The survey provides an opportunity for local people to give their feedback on the funded Future High Streets projects which will help to create the detailed design and proposals.

The survey can be completed online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/fhsf-salisbury. If anyone requires help completing the survey or would like the consultation material provided as a paper copy or in a different format, please contact Customer Services on 0300 456 0100.

Hard copies of the leaflet and survey are also available from

  • the reception area at the Bourne Hill Council Offices, Salisbury
  • Amesbury, Downton, Durrington, Salisbury and Wilton Libraries

Free public online webinars are being held on Wednesday 16 March at 11am and Monday 21 March at 6pm, the live webinar will be broadcast via Microsoft Teams. People interested in attending can register by emailing  communications@wiltshire.gov.uk (opens new window). People are also encouraged to submit questions in advance via this email address.

Further public events are being arranged to ensure local people can discuss the proposals in greater detail and ask any questions they may have with members of the team. Dates for these events will be announced shortly.

All feedback must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 19 April 2022.

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