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Planning policy

Development Plan

Development Plan documents act as a critical tool in guiding decisions about individual development proposals,  acting as the starting-point for considering whether applications can be approved.

In Wiltshire, the Development Plan includes the Wiltshire Core Strategy incorporating saved policies from district local plans, Chippenham Site Allocations Plan,  Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan, Minerals and Waste Plans and made Neighbourhood Plans.

Wiltshire Core Strategy

Saved Policies

Chippenham Site Allocations Plan

Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan

Made Neighbourhood Plan's

Minerals and Waste Documents

Emerging Plans

Article 4

Article 4(1) Direction with 'Immediate Effect' - Land at 'Old Nurseries', adj. Burton Field, Mere, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6FH 

This Direction has the immediate effect of removing 'permitted development' entitlement for development otherwise permitted by Article 3 of the Order and described in Schedule 2, Part 2, Class A of the Order - that is, the erection, construction, maintenance, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure.

The attachments shown in the downloads section of this page are the Article 4(1) Direction itself (including a plan showing the land effected), the Notice (setting out how representations relating to the Direction can be made), and the delegated report. Any representations concerning the Direction should be made to Wiltshire Council in writing or via email - - within 28 days of the date of the Notice, quoting the following reference - 20/00637/ENF .

Although the Direction has immediate effect, Wiltshire Council must confirm the Direction within 6 months of the date of the Notice.  In deciding whether to confirm the Direction Wiltshire Council will take into account any representations received.

A number of plans are currently in preparation, you can find information on the latest progress of these plans through the links below.

Wiltshire Local Plan Review

Joint Spatial Framework

Neighbourhood Planning

Other Planning Documents & Information

Within this section you will find information on a range of other documents that are produced by Wiltshire Council along with useful information including: