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Once adopted, Neighbourhood Plans form part of the local statutory development plan which forms the basis for determining planning applications in that area.

Below is a list and accompanying information of all the Neighbourhood Plans that have been formally made by Wiltshire Council.


Formal "making" of Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan

Formal 'making' of Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, there was a six week period from the date on which the referendum results were declared to make a legal challenge. No legal challenges were made against the Neighbourhood Plan during this period.

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Development Plan (the plan). The Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the plan.

Read the Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement via the consultation portal as result files


Results of Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 31 March 2016 was in favour of the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question "Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Compton Bassett to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Out of the 99 ballot papers issued, 93 cast a vote of ‘yes’ which was a majority of 93.9%. The turnout of electors was 56.9%.

A referendum relating to the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 31 March 2016.

The question asked in the referendum was ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Compton Bassett to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the the consultation portal as result files. Here you will find the following documents:

  • The Referendum Version Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
  • The report of the independent examiner into the draft Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan
  • Copies of the written representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • A Decision Statement of the Local Planning Authority’s satisfaction that the draft Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Sections 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • A statement that sets out general information as to town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum  
  • Map of the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan area and referendum area


Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan: Outcome of the Examination Process and Preparations for the Referendum

Following on from Examiner Nigel McGurks' report on the examination of the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council issued its Decision Statement to the parish council, as qualifying body; and notified all those with an interest in the plan:


Examination of Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan

Wiltshire Council consulted on the proposed Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan between 15th June and 29th July 2015. Nigel McGurk was subsequently appointed to undertake an independent examination of the plan. The submitted representations have now been considered and the examiner has issued his report and recommends that subject to the modifications proposed that the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to a referendum.

Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan Examiners Report is available to view and download via the the consultation portal as result files.

Wiltshire Council is now in the process of reviewing the examiner’s report, following which a Decision Statement will be issued.

Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan Examination

Mr Nigel McGurk was appointed to carry out the examination into the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan (CBNP), which was submitted to Wiltshire Council on 2 June 2015. The examination started on Monday 12 October 2015.

Please see the consultation portal for documents related to the examination, including documentation requested by the examiner:

The Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan (CBNP) submission included:

  • A copy of the draft Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Development Plan, which incorporates the Consultation Statement and Basic Conditions Statement.
  • The Sustainability Assessment Scoping Report
  • The Sustainability Assessment
  • A list of the people and organisations consulted, prepared by the neighbourhood plan steering group (NPSG).
  • A copy of all of the Regulation 16 representations on the publication of the draft neighbourhood plan.
  • EXAM/01 – Letter of Appointment from Wiltshire Council to Mr N McGurk
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Formal 'making' of Devizes Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, there was a six week period from the date on which the referendum results were declared to make a legal challenge. No legal challenges were made against the Neighbourhood Plan during this period.

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Devizes Neighbourhood Development Plan (the plan). The Devizes Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the plan.

Read about the below final decision statements via the consultation portal as result files:

  • Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Declaration of results
  • Devizes Neighbourhood Development Plan post Referendum Decision Statement
  • Devizes Neighbourhood Development Plan Sustainability Appraisal Adoption Statement

Result of Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 17 September 2015 was in favour of the Devizes Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question “Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Devizes to help them decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Out of the 3779 ballot papers issued, 3402 cast a vote of ‘yes’ which was a majority of 90.02%. The turnout of electors was 22.08%.

A Referendum relating to the Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 17 September 2015

The question asked in the referendum was ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for the Devizes Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the the consultation portal as results files. Here you will find the following documents:

  • Devizes Neighbourhood Plan
  • The report of the independent examiner into the draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • Copies of the written representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • A Decision Statement of the Local Planning Authority’s satisfaction that the draft neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Sections 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • A statement that sets out general information as to town and country planning including neighbourhood planning and the referendum
  • Map of the Pewsey neighbourhood plan area

Devizes Neighbourhood Plan: Outcome of the Examination Process and Preparations for the Referendum

Following on from Examiner John Mattocks' report on the examination of the Devizes Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council issued its decision notice to the town council, as qualifying body; and notified all those with an interest in the plan:

  • Devizes Neighbourhood Plan Decision Notice July 2015 and Appendix 1 - Table of Modifications July 2015 is available to view and download via the consultation portal as result files.

Please note that the Devizes Neighbourhood Plan referendum area has been extended to include the parishes of Potterne and Rowde.

Examination of Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan

Wiltshire Council consulted on the proposed Devizes area neighbourhood plan (July 2014) between 29 September and 22 December 2014. John Mattocks was subsequently appointed to undertake an independent examination of the plan.  The submitted representations were considered and the examiner has issued his report and recommends that subject to the modifications proposed that the Devizes area neighbourhood development plan should proceed to a referendum.

Please see below a list of documents related to the examination, including documentation requested by the examiner, that can be viewed and downloaded via the consultation portal as result files:

  • Report on the examination of the Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan 5 May 2015
  • EXAM/01: Devizes NP examiner's questions 24 March 2015
  • EXAM/02: Devizes NP steering group's response to examiner's questions 14 April 2015
  • EXAM/03: Comments on school catchment capacity in Devizes from Wiltshire Council’s Education Department April 2015
  • EXAM/04: Comments on policy T1 from Wiltshire Council’s Sustainable Transport Team April 2015
  • EXAM/05: Devizes NP examiner's further questions 21 April 2015
  • EXAM/06: Devizes NP Comments on Transport and Education Notes prepared by Wiltshire Council 30 April 2015
  • EXAM/07: Devizes NP steering group's response to examiner's further questions 30 April 2015
  • EXAM/08: Devizes Neighbourhood Plan HRA Screening April 2015
  • EXAM/09: Agricultural land classification in Devizes
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Formal 'making' of Downton Neighbourhood Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Downton Neighbourhood Development Plan (‘the Plan’). The Downton Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the Plan.

The documents listed below including the Neighbourhood Plan and post-referendum Decision Statement can be found via our consultation portal as result files:

  • Downton Neighbourhood Plan
  • Downton Neighbourhood Plan Post Referendum Decision Statement
  • Downton Neighbourhood Plan - HRA sign off for adoption
  • Downton Neighbourhood Plan - HRA

Paper copies of the Downton Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement are also available at the following locations:

  • Wiltshire Council Offices at Bourne Hill Council House, Salisbury,  Wiltshire, SP1 3UZ
  • Downton Library, Downton Library, Church Leat, Downton , Salisbury, SP5 3PD

Results of the Downton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 24 November 2016 was in favour of the Downton Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question "Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Downton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Out of the 908 ballot papers issued, 869 cast a vote of ‘Yes’ which was a majority of 95.8%. The turnout of electors was 36.16%.

The question asked in the referendum was ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Downton to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the the consultation portal as result files. Here you will find the following documents:

  • Downton Neighbourhood Plan
  • The report of the independent examiner into the draft neighbourhood plan
  • Copies of the written representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • Decision Statement of the LPA
  • General information about the planning system and neighbourhood plans
  • Map of Downton Neighbourhood Area and Referendum Area

Mr Andrew Ashcroft has been appointed to carry out the examination into the Downton Neighbourhood Plan which has been submitted to Wiltshire Council and subjected to a period of public consultation.

The examiner is currently considering the Neighbourhood Plan submission, along with the representations that were received during Wiltshire Council’s recent public consultation. The Downton Neighbourhood Plan submission comprises the following:

• Downton Neighbourhood Plan

• Basic Conditions Statement

• Consultation Statement and appendices

• Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) screening report

• Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) screening report

View the Downton Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents here, along with the representations that were received in response to Wiltshire Council’s public consultation.

Examination of Downton Neighbourhood Plan

Wiltshire Council consulted on the draft Downton Neighbourhood Plan between Tuesday 12 January 2016 and Thursday 25 February 2016 . Andrew Ashcroft was subsequently appointed to undertake an independent examination of the plan. The submitted representations have now been considered and the examiner has issued a report which recommends that subject to the modifications proposed that the Downton Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to a referendum. A copy of the examiner’s report can be downloaded via the the consultation portal as result files.

Downton Neighbourhood Plan: Outcome of the Examination Process and Preparations for the Referendum

Following on from the Examiners report on the examination of the Downton Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council has issued its decision statement plus  appendix 1 - table of modifications (which can be downloaded via the the consultation portal as result files) to the parish council, as qualifying body; and notified all those with an interest in the plan.

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Formal 'making' of Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, there was a six week period from the date on which the referendum results were declared to make a legal challenge. No legal challenges were made against the Neighbourhood Plan during this period.

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Development Plan (the plan). The Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the plan.

Read about the final decision statement via the consultation portal result files page.

Result of Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 10 September 2015 was in favour of the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question “Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council and Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Freshford and Limpley Stoke to help them decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

Out of the 429 ballot papers issued, 319 cast a vote of ‘yes’ which was a majority of 74.4%. The turnout of electors was 50.1%. You can read the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan referendum results via the consultation portal result files page.

Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

A referendum relating to the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan (a cross-boundary Neighbourhood Plan covering the Parishes of Freshford in Bath & North East Somerset and Limpley Stoke in Wiltshire) was on Thursday 10 September 2015.

The question which was asked in the referendum was "Do you want Bath & North East Somerset Council and Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Freshford and Limpley Stoke to help them decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Wiltshire Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council jointly published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the the consultation portal result files page. Here you will find the following documents:

  • The referendum version Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan
  • The report of the independent examiner into the draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • Copies of the written representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • A Local Planning Authorities decision statement showing satisfaction that the draft Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Sections 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • Map of the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan area

Examination of Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan

Janet L Cheesley was appointed to examine the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal (or Neighbourhood Plan). All comments received on the plan proposal consultation carried out between 27 October and 10 December 2014 were passed to Ms Cheesley for her consideration.

The examiner since considered the submitted representations and issued her report on the Neighbourhood Plan. In her report Ms Cheesley recommended a number of proposed modifications and that the plan should be put to a community referendum.

You can read the report on the examination of the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan from 30 January 2015 via the consultation portal result files page.

Following receipt of the examiner's report, Wiltshire Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council jointly published a decision report. The council's were satisfied that the Neighbourhood Plan complies with the legal requirements and can proceed to referendum.

Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal Consultation

Wiltshire Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council jointly consulted on the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal (or Neighbourhood Plan) from Monday 27 October until Wednesday 10 December 2014.

Consultation on the Development Plan proposal is now closed, but a copy of the submitted document is available by viewing the closed consultation on the consultation portal result files page.

Pre-submission consultation

Limpley Stoke Parish Council, acting as the nominated lead qualifying body, consulted on the draft Neighbourhood Plan from 11 January to 22 February 2014. Details relating to that consultation can be found on the Freshford Village website

Designation of the Limpley Stoke and Freshford Neighbourhood Plan area

The Freshford and Limpley Stoke NDP is being led jointly by the parish councils of Freshford and Limpley Stoke. The proposed neighbourhood area also includes part of the administrative area of Bath and North East Somerset Council.

As lead authority, Bath & North East Somerset formally designated the Neighbourhood Plan area on 30 October 2013. The designation was advertised on the Wiltshire Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council websites and notification sent to the relevant bodies.

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Formal 'making' of Holt Neighbourhood Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Holt Neighbourhood Development Plan (‘the Plan’). The Holt Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the Plan.

The following documents can be veiwed via the consultation portal as result files:

  • Holt Neighbourhood Plan
  • Holt Neighbourhood Plan - Post referendum Decision Statement
  • Holt Neighbourhood Plan - HRA sign off for adoption
  • Holt Neighbourhood Plan - HRA

Paper copies of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement are also available at the following locations:

  • Wiltshire Council Offices at County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN
  • Bradford on Avon Library, Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1BY

Results of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 24 November 2016 was in favour of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question "Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Holt to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Out of the 464 ballot papers issued, 431 cast a vote of ‘Yes’ which was a majority of 92.9%. The turnout of electors was 33.0%.

The question asked in the referendum was ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Holt to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the consultation portal as result files. Here you will find the following documents:

  • Holt Neighbourhood Plan
  • Holt examiner's report
  • Representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • Decision statement
  • General information about the planning system and neighbourhood plans
  • Map of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan area and Referendum area

Examination of Holt Neighbourhood Plan

Wiltshire Council consulted on the draft Holt Neighbourhood Plan between 14 September and 28 October 2015. Ann Skippers was subsequently appointed to undertake an independent examination of the plan. The submitted representations have now been considered and the examiner has issued a report which recommends that subject to the modifications proposed that the Holt Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to a referendum.

Wiltshire Council is now in the proces of reviewing the examiner’s report, following which a Decision Statement will be issued.

The examiner considered the Neighbourhood Plan submission, along with the representations that were received during Wiltshire Council’s public consultation. The Holt Neighbourhood Plan submission comprises the following:

  • Holt Neighbourhood Plan
  • Basic Conditions Statement
  • Consultation Statement and Appendices
  • SEA Screening Decision

View the Holt neighbourhood plan and its supporting documents, along with the representations that were received in response to Wiltshire Council’s public consultation.

Holt Neighbourhood Plan: Outcome of the Examination Process and Preparations for the Referendum

Following on from Examiner Anne Skippers report on the examination of the Holt Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council has issued its Decision Statement and appendix 1 (found by using this link consultation portal as result files) to the parish council, as qualifying body; and notified all those with an interest in the plan.

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Formal 'making' of Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, there was a six week period from the date on which the referendum results were declared to make a legal challenge. No legal challenges were made against the Neighbourhood Plan during this period.

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan (the plan). The Pewsey Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the plan.

Read about the final decision statement via the consultation portal result files.

Result of Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 21 September 2015 was in favour of the Pewsey Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question “Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Pewsey to help them decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

Out of the 743 ballot papers issued, 693 cast a vote of ‘yes’ which was a majority of 93%. The turnout of electors was 25%.

A Referendum relating to the Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan was held on Monday 21 September 2015

The question which will be asked in the referendum is ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Pewsey to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We have published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the consultation portal result files. Here you will find the following documents:

  • The Referendum Version Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • The Referendum Version Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • The report of the independent examiner into the draft Neighbourhood Plan
  • Copies of the written representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • A Decision Statement of the Local Planning Authority’s satisfaction that the draft neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Sections 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
  • Map of the Pewsey neighbourhood plan area

Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan: Outcome of the Examination Process and Preparations for the Referendum

Following on from Examiner Ann Skippers's report on the examination of the Pewsey neighbourhood plan, Wiltshire Council has issued its decision notice to the parish council, as qualifying body; and notified all those with an interest in the plan:

  • Pewsey Neighbourhood Plan Decision Notice May 2015 (including Pewsey Neighbourhood Plan Decision Notice Appendix 1 - Table of Modifications May 2015) can be found via the consultation portal result files.

A referendum relating to the ‘making’ of the Pewsey neighbourhood plan will now be arranged by Wiltshire Council’s electoral services to hold a referendum in the parish to determine whether the plan meets with the approval of a majority of Parishioners. The question which will be asked in the Referendum is ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Pewsey to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

Examination of Pewsey Neighbourhood Development Plan

Wiltshire Council consulted on the proposed Pewsey neighbourhood development plan (September 2014) between 3 November and 17 December 2014. Ann Skippers was subsequently appointed to undertake an independent examination of the Plan. All comments received on the consultation were passed to the examiner for her consideration.

The submitted representations were considered and the examiner issued her report and recommends that subject to the modifications proposed that the Pewsey neighbourhood development plan should proceed to a referendum.

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Formal 'making' of Potterne Neighbourhood Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Potterne Neighbourhood Development Plan (‘the Plan’). The Potterne Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the Plan.

Read the Neighbourhood Plan and post-referendum Decision Statement by following this link to the consultation portal result files:

Paper copies of the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement are also available at the following locations:

  • Crossmolina Buildings, Snuff Street, Devizes , Wiltshire SN10 1FG
  • Devizes Library, Sheep Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1DL
  • County Hall Trowbridge, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN
  • Potterne village shop/post office, 1-3 Silver Street, Potterne, Devizes SN10 5NG

Results of the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 24 November 2016 was in favour of the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question "Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Potterne to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Out of the 463 ballot papers issued, 429 cast a vote of ‘Yes’ which was a majority of 92.7%. The turnout of electors was 35.75%.

The question asked in the referendum was ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Potterne to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the consultation portal result files. Here you will find the following documents:

  • Potterne Neighbourhood Plan
  • Independent examiner's report
  • Written representations submitted to the independent examiner
  • Decision statement
  • General information about the planning system and neighbourhood plans
  • Map of the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan area

Mr Andrew Ashcroft was appointed to carry out the examination into the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan had submitted to Wiltshire Council and subjected to a period of public consultation.

The examiner considered the Neighbourhood Plan submission, along with the representations that were received during Wiltshire Council’s recent public consultation. The Potterne Neighbourhood Plan submission comprises the following:

  • The Potterne Neighbourhood Plan
  • Potterne NP Appendix A ‘Compliance and Other Supporting Documents’ (incorporating Consultation Statement and Basic Conditions Statement)
  • Potterne NP Appendix B ‘Site Allocation Map’
  • Potterne NP Appendix C ‘Potterne Community Aspirations’ (within the main NP document)
  • Potterne NP Appendix D ‘Rejected Sites’

View the Potterne neighbourhood plan and its supporting documents, along with the representations that were received during Wiltshire Council’s recent public consultation.

Please see consultation portal result files for additional documents related to the examination, including documentation requested by the examiner:

  • Potterne NP examiner’s supplementary questions
  • Potterne PC - response to examiners questions
  • Potterne PC - response to examiners questions (site areas)
  • Potterne PC - response to examiners questions (site plan 1)
  • Potterne PC - response to examiners questions (site plan 2)
  • Potterne PC - response to examiners questions (site plan 3)
  • Potterne NP examiner's question to Hannick Homes/response from Hannick Homes

Examination of Potterne Neighbourhood Plan

Wiltshire Council consulted on the draft Potterne Neighbourhood Plan between Monday 14 September 2015 and Tuesday 24 November 2015. Andrew Ashcroft was subsequently appointed to undertake an independent examination of the plan. The submitted representations have now been considered and the examiner has issued a report which recommends that subject to the modifications proposed that the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to a referendum. A copy of the examiner’s report can be downloaded by following the following tlink to the consultation portal result files.

Potterne Neighbourhood Plan: Outcome of the Examination Process and Preparations for the Referendum

Following on from the Examiners report on the examination of the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council has issued its decision statement (appendix 1 - table of modifications) to the parish council, as qualifying body; and notified all those with an interest in the plan. A copy of the decision statement (appendix 1 - table of modifications) can be downloaded by using the following tlink to the consultation portal result files.

Details of the referendum will be made available and publicised as soon as the necessary arrangements have been made.

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Formal 'making' of Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, there was a six week period from the date on which the referendum results were declared (Friday 28 November 2014) to make a legal challenge. No legal challenges were made against the Neighbourhood Plan during this period.

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided on 25 February 2015 to formally 'make' the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Development Plan (the plan). The Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the plan.

Read about the made plan and final decision statement via the consultation portal result files page:

  • Made Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Volume 1
  • Made Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Volume 2
  • Final Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement

Result of Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 27 November 2014 was in favour of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question "Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Malmesbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Out of the 1961 ballot papers issued, 1768 cast a vote of 'yes' which was a majority of 90%. The turnout of electors was 32.4%. You can read the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan referendum results  via the consultation portal result files page.

Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Following on from Examiner John Mattocks report on the examination of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council issued its  Decision Statement on the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan which can be found via the consultation portal result files page.

A referendum relating to the making of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan was held on Thursday 27 November 2014. The question was: ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Malmesbury to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the consultation portal result files  page. Here you will find the following documents:

The draft Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan

We have published an addendum to the October 2014 version of the Neighbourhood Plan to reflect one of the consequential changes listed in the council’s decision statement that was not followed through to the amended plan. Specifically consequential changes to the map beneath paragraph 4.1.3 of the Neighbourhood Plan as indicated at pages 17 and 18 in the decision statement, changes brought as a result of the examiners recommendation 12 to delete policy 7. A document reflecting this change can be found via the consultation portal result files page.

The report of the independent examiner into the draft Neighbourhood Plan; Examiners Report can be found via the consultation portal result files page, along with the below documents.

  • Schedule of comments
  • Attachments to schedule of comments
  • Wiltshire Council Decision Statement on the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan saying that the draft Neighbourhood Plan meets the basic conditions specified by statute and complies with the provision made by or under Section 38A and 38B of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;
  • Map of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Area

Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Examination

Mr John Mattocks was appointed to examine the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal (or Neighbourhood Plan). All comments received on the previous consultation carried out between 20 January and 12 March 2014 were passed to Mr Mattocks for his consideration.

He since considered the submitted representations and held a one-day hearing session on the 18 September 2014 and issued his report on the examination of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan. In his report Mr Mattocks recommended a number of proposed modifications and that the plan should be put to a community referendum.

Please see below for a list of the examination documents that can be found via the consultation portal result files page.

  • EXAM/01 - Malmesbury Examiner letter of appointment 6 August 2014
  • EXAM/02 - Examiners 1st Procedural Letter 12 August 2014
  • EXAM/03 - Malmesbury Examiners Hearing Procedural Note 19 August 2014
  • EXAM/04 - Malmesbury Examiners list of Policy 1 issues (draft agenda for hearing) 19 August 2014
  • EXAM/05 - Wiltshire Councils response to the 1st Procedural Letter 21 August 2014
  • EXAM/06 - Clarification questions for consideration by MSNG 22 August 2014
  • EXAM/07 - Charles Vernon statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/08 - Robert Charman statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/09 - Natural England statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/10 - Terence O'Rourke statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/11 - Cotswolds Conservation Board statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/12 - Bruce Morden statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/13 - Deborah Charman statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/14 - Nicola Smethurst statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/15 - Malmesbury Neighbourhood Steering Group statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/16 - Blue Sky Planning statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/17 - Wiltshire Council incorporating planning education and highways statements for malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/18 - Pegasus Planning Group statement for Malmesbury hearing 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/19 - MNSG's response to Examiner's clarifcation questions 11 September 2014
  • EXAM/20 - Letter from the landowner of Punters Farm 23 September 2014
  • EXAM/21 - MNSG list of dNP errors 24 September 2014
  • EXAM/22 - MNSG updated map from page 16 of the dNP 23 September 2014
  • EXAM/23 - MNSG updated map from page 18 of the dNP 23 September 2014
  • EXAM/24 - Statement re access to sites 6 10 and 11 24 September 2014
  • EXAM/25 - Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan HRA Screening 15 September 2014
  • EXAM/26 - Malmesbury NP Cover letter (WC) 26 September 2014
  • EXAM/27 - Malmesbury NP Cover letter (MNSG) 26 September 2014
  • EXAM/28 - Report on the examination of the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan 26 September 2014

Malmesbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal Consultation

We consulted on the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Proposal (or Neighbourhood Plan). The consultation commenced on Monday 20 January and closed at 5pm on Wednesday 12 March 2014. Consultation on the plan proposal is now closed, but copies of the submitted documents are available via the consultation portal result files page by opening the closed consultation.

Malmesbury Neighbourhood Area Plan Pre-Submission consultation

Malmesbury Town Council, acting as the nominated lead qualifying body, consulted on the draft Malmesbury Neighbourhood Development Plan between 5 March and 26 April 2013. Details relating to that consultation can be found on the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Planning website.

Designation of the wards of Malmesbury Town, Brokenborough Parish and St Paul Malmesbury Without Parish as a neighbourhood area

An application for the designation of the wards of Malmesbury town, Brokenborough parish and Malmesbury St Paul Without Parish as one neighbourhood area was received from Malmesbury Town Council on behalf of all three councils in October 2012. This document can be found via the consultation portal result files page

The application for designation as a neighbourhood area was publicised for a period of six weeks and two days from 9am Wednesday 24 October until 5pm Friday 7 December 2012. In total the council received 43 responses within the consultation period. 39 comments were made in support, 2 comments were made against and 2 made no comment in relation to the area proposal. All representations received were taken into account, in the decision making process for the designation of this neighbourhood area and we approved Malmesbury town, Brokenborough parish and Malmesbury St Paul Without Parish as a neighbourhood area on 16 January 2013. The designation was advertised on our website and notification sent to the relevant bodies. To read the Area Designation Decision please follow the link to the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of Warminster Neighbourhood Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council decided to formally 'make' the Warminster Neighbourhood Development Plan (‘the Plan’). The Warminster Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the Plan.

Read the Neighbourhood Plan and post-referendum Decision Statement by following this link to the consultation portal result files:

Paper copies of the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement are also available at the following locations:

Warminster Town Council
Warminster Civic Centre
Sambourne Road
Warminster
BA12 8LB

County Hall Trowbridge
Bythesea Road
Trowbridge
BA14 8JN

Results of Warminster Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The result of the referendum held on 10 November 2016 was in favour of the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan.

Residents were asked to vote on the following question "Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Warminster to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"

Out of the 2,140 ballot papers issued, 1,660 cast a vote of ‘Yes’ which was a majority of 77.7%. The turnout of electors was 15.84%.

A referendum relating to the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan will be held on Thursday 10 November 2016

The question which will be asked in the referendum is ‘Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Warminster to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’

We published an Information Statement to support the neighbourhood plan referendum. The Information Statement along with the following ‘specified documents’ referred to in the Information Statement are available to view and download via the consultation portal result files. Here you will find the following documents:

  • Final Warminster Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
  • Warminster Examiner's report
  • Representations submitted to independent examiner
  • Decision statement (proceeding to referendum)
  • General information about the planning system and neighbourhood plans
  • Warminster neighbourhood plan referendum area

Examination of Warminster Neighbourhood Plan

Wiltshire Council consulted on the draft Warminster Neighbourhood Plan between 8 December 2015 and 11 March 2016. Nigel McGurk was subsequently appointed to undertake an independent examination of the plan. The submitted representations have now been considered and the examiner has issued a report which recommends that subject to the modifications proposed that the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan can proceed to a referendum.

Warminster Neighbourhood Plan: Outcome of the Examination Process and Preparations for the Referendum

Following on from Examiner Nigel McGurks' report on the examination of the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan, Wiltshire Council has issued its Decision Statement (available via the consultation portal result files page) to the parish council, as qualifying body; and notified all those with an interest in the plan.

Details of the referendum will be made available and publicised as soon as the necessary arrangements have been made

The examiner considered the Neighbourhood Plan submission, along with the representations that were received during Wiltshire Council’s recent public consultation. The Warminster Neighbourhood Plan submission comprises the following:

  • Warminster Neighbourhood Plan
  • Basic Conditions Statement
  • Consultation Statement
  • SEA Screening Opinion
  • HRA Screening Opinion
  • List of Supplementary Reports

View the Warminster neighbourhood plan and its supporting documents, along with the representations that were received during Wiltshire Council’s recent public consultation.


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Last updated: 6 February 2017 | Last reviewed: 6 February 2017