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Swindon and Wiltshire Joint Spatial Framework

What is the Joint Spatial Framework?

The Joint Spatial Framework will be prepared by Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council and is included within the respective programmes of work for each council's local plan review.

It will set out in broad terms the amount and spatial distribution of new jobs, homes and infrastructure in the period 2016 to 2036. It will become evidence to inform each individual local plan review enabling the preparation of separate but aligned local plans. Moving forward each Local Plan review will take its lead from the broader strategy included within the Joint Spatial Framework.

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Consultation on the Swindon and Wiltshire Joint Spatial Framework

Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council published the Swindon and Wiltshire Joint Spatial Framework: Issues Paper and supporting evidence papers for each Housing Market Area for consultation between 7 November and 19 December 2017. The documents are available to download below.

Comments were invited on these documents and supporting evidence during the six week consultation period, which ran from 9:00am on Tuesday 7 November 2017 until 5:00pm on Tuesday 19 December 2017.

Joint Evidence

In addition to working together on the Swindon and Wiltshire Joint Spatial Framework the two councils will work together to develop the evidence base which supports it.

Assessments of need for homes and jobs (2016 to 2036)

Swindon Borough and Wiltshire Councils commissioned two independent studies to inform the review of their local plans including the preparation of a non-statutory Joint Spatial Framework to enable each plan period to be extended to 2036. These are:

  • A Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA); and
  • A Functional Economic Market Area Assessment (FEMAA).