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Made plans

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 of all the Neighbourhood Plans that have been formally made by Wiltshire council.


Formal "making" of Ashton Keynes 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 Ashton Keynes Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Ashton Keynes 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.

Follow this link to the Ashton Keynes Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council have decided to formally 'make' the Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan (the plan). The Bradford on Avon 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.

Follow this link to the Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan. Within the plan reference is made to the "Green Spaces Topic Paper Appendix 18", this document can be viewed here.

The final decision statement can be downloaded for viewing here.

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Formal 'making' of the Bremhill Parish Neighbourhood Plan

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


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Formal 'making' of the Burbage Neighbourhood Plan

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

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Formal 'making' of the Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan

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

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Formal "making" of Christian Malford Neighbourhood Development Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council have decided to formally 'make' the Christian Malford Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Christian Malford Neighbourhood Development 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.

  • Follow this link to the Christian Malford Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • The final Decision Statement can be downloaded here
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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.

Follow this link to the Compton Bassett Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal "making" of Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan 2026

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council have decided to formally 'make' the Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan 2026. The Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan 2026 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.

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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.

Follow this link to the Devizes Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of Downton 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 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.

Follow this link to the Downton Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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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.

Follow this link to the Freshford and Limpley Stoke Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of the Great Somerford (incorporating Startley) 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 have decided to formally 'make' the Great Somerford (incorporating Startley) Neighbourhood Plan. The Great Somerford (incorporating Startley) Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire and the policies in the neighbourhood plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the neighbourhood plan.

Follow this link to the Great Somerford (incorporating Startley) Neighbourhood Plan.

The final Decision Statement can be downloaded here.


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Formal 'making' of the Hilperton Neighbourhood Development Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council have decided to formally 'make' the Hilperton Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Hilperton Neighbourhood Development Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire, such that the neighbourhood plan policies will be given full weight when assessing planning applications within the area covered by the neighbourhood plan.

  • Follow this link to the Hilperton Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Follow this link to the final Decision Statement
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Formal 'making' of Holt 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 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.

Follow this link to the Holt Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of Idmiston 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 Idmiston Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Idmiston 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.

Follow this link to the Idmiston Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of the Langley Burrell Neighbourhood Plan

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

Follow this link to the Langley Burrell Neighbourhood Plan.

The final Decision Statement can be downloaded here.

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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.

Use the below links to read the Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan

Made Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Volume 1

Made Malmesbury Neighbourhood Plan Volume 2

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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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.

Follow this link to the Pewsey Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of Potterne 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 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.

Follow this link to the Potterne Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of the Purton Neighbourhood Plan

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council have decided to formally 'make' the Purton Neighbourhood Plan. The Purton Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Development Plan for Wiltshire, such that the neighbourhood plan policies will be given full weight when assessing planning applications within the area covered by the neighbourhood plan.

  • Follow this link to the Purton Neighbourhood Plan
  • Follow this link to the final Decision Statement
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Formal "making" of Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017-2026

Following an independent examination and a positive referendum result, Wiltshire Council have decided to formally 'make' the Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017-2026. The Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017-2026 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.

  • Follow this link to the Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017-2026.
  • The final Decision Statement can be downloaded here.

Results of Referendum

The result of the referendum held on Thursday 19th April 2018 was in favour of the Royal Wootton Bassett Neighbourhood Development Plan 2017-2026. Residents were asked to vote on the following question "Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Royal Wootton Bassett to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?" Out of the 2308 ballot papers issued, 2137 cast a vote of ‘yes’ which was a majority of 92.6%. The turnout of electors was 22.65%.

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Formal "making" of Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway 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 Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway Neighbourhood Development Plan. The Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway 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.

Follow this link to the Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of Warminster 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 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.

Follow this link to the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan

Read about the final decision statement and all associated documents via the consultation portal result files page.

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Formal 'making' of the Wootton Rivers Neighbourhood Development Plan

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

  • Follow this link to the Wootton Rivers Neighbourhood Development Plan.
  • The final Decision Statement can be downloaded here.

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Last updated: 13 November 2018 | Last reviewed: 13 November 2018