Background and Evidence Base
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, working on behalf of the Parish Council has been developing a Neighbourhood Plan for our community over the past few years. The work has now reached the ‘Regulation 14’ stage where a formal consultation on the draft Plan is conducted.
Neighbourhood Plans are powerful planning tools to both support the sustainability of our community and ensure that any development meets our needs and reflects the community’s wishes. Once a Plan is formally agreed at a Referendum, they become part of Wiltshire Council’s planning policies and are used in deciding any planning applications.
The preparation of the draft Plan has involved extensive research, analyses and consultation. This has included an initial community questionnaire, a housing needs survey, development of themed evidence papers, a technical assessment of possible development sites and a Community Survey to gather residents’ views on five short-listed potential development sites and proposed green spaces.
The evidence base papers are as follows: Click on the paper you wish to read.
2018 Community Questionnaire (Full Report)
2018 Community Questionnaire (Summary)
Wiltshire Council Housing Needs Survey (Affordable Housing) - May 2018
AECOM Housing Needs Assessment – Jun 2019
AECOM Site Assessment Report -Nov 2019
Site Assessment Topic Paper – Jul 2020
Summary of Housing Need Evidence Base – Jul 2020
Local Green Spaces Topic Paper – Jul 2020
Environment, Landscape Character and Vistas Topic Paper – Jul 2020
Sustainable Transport Topic Paper – Jul 2020
Flooding Topic Paper – Jun 2022
Habitats Regulation Assessment Screening – Mar 2021
Community Survey Design Evidence Summary – Jun 2020
Community Survey Summary of Flooding Issues – Jun 2020
Community Survey Environment, Landscape and Vistas Summary – Jun 2020
Community Survey Housing Needs Summary – Jun 2020
Community Survey Local Green Spaces Summary – Jun 2020
Community Survey Site Assessment Summary – Jun 2020
Community Survey Summary Findings – Jul 2020
Other supporting papers:
Wiltshire Council Designation of Coombe Bissett and Homington Neighbourhood Area – Dec 2017
Minutes of Steering Group Page
Wiltshire Council Core Strategy (2015 – 2026)
National Planning Policy Framework (2021)
Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB Management Plan (2019-2024)