Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan

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In line with good practice, the Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan is being reviewed to ensure that it is still relevant for our community.


The plan which was originally agreed in 2015, had the delivery of a sustainable supply of housing as its key objective. (See list below for key objectives.)


Whilst ensuring that the town can meet its housing requirement will remain a high priority for the Neighbourhood Plan, availability of employment sites, protecting our green infrastructure and providing a framework for town centre growth are all issues that it is likely the Neighbourhood Plan will try to focus on.


Before we go too much further we want the wider community to have an opportunity to voice an opinion therefore over the coming months keep your eye out for consultation events and opportunities to join focus groups.


The area the plan covers has also been reviewed and we are pleased to be working with Rowde Parish Council to help shape the new plan


If you have a view on what should be included within the Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan revision, then let us know.        

 Devizes Consultation

If you have a view on the future plans for Devizes.... Click Here.                                                                                   

 Bishops Canning Consultation

Monday 10th February at the Hourglass Pub from 6-9pm

Wednesday 12th February at Bishops Cannings village hall from 6-9pm


Rowde Consultation


So What Does The Current Plan Try To Acheive?

The objective of the plan is to ensure that new developments are carried out in a way that allows Devizes to meet its proposed growth whilst respecting the existing communities, and which will protect and enhance the rural character of the town through the control of green space.

The main abkectives are...


Homes near town        New housing to be within 20 minutes walk of the Market Place


Small & friendly             Ensure that new developments have no more than 65 houses


Good looking                 Use quality design to enhance the local area


Brown field first             Reuse previously developed sites


Minimal traffic impact   Avoid congestion on the A361


Walk to school               Build homes close to schools


Meet our needs              Ensure our town can supply enough    houses for local demand


Built by locals                Use local builders for local house building projects


The Devizes Area is a great place to live, let’s keep it that way..


Follow this link to the Neighbourhood Plan.


The issue of future development of our town is one that most of us have a strong view on.

Whether we like it or not, more houses will be built in Devizes therefore what the neighbouhood plan does is to keep the impact to a minimum.

Bishops Cannings, Devizes & Rowde Councils have come together to support the review of the Neighbourhood Plan for the town, which will influence future housing developments, protect areas of green spaces, support improvement to our transport
strategy and encourage greater sustainability through encouragement of new employment opportunities and infrastructure.


So What is Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning is a new right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011.

Central Government are telling us that local people should have a major statutory say in helping to shape developments within the areas in which they live.

Neighbourhood Planning is designed to empower communities to shape the development and growth of a local area through the production of its own locally agreed planning document.

Our Neighbourhood Plan will sit alongside the emerging Wiltshire Council Core Strategy and will used as a basis for determining planning applications in that area.




Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan


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