On 6th February 2018, Wiltshire Council took the decision, pursuant to Section 38A(4) of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, to ‘make’ the Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan.
The Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Wiltshire Council Development Plan and the policies in the Neighbourhood Plan will be given full weight when assessing planning applications that affect land in the Calne and Calne Without Neighbourhood Area.
Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum Plan (Wiltshire Council)
Calne Town and Calne Without Parish Council worked together on the Calne Community Neighbourhood Plan to safeguard and future proof the Calne and Calne Without neighbourhood area. This was to ensure development follows infrastructure, not the other way around, ensure the creation of employment, to tackle issues important for the town and surrounding parishes and create a framework of where and how we can achieve the community’s aspirations for the future. Equally, it will protect the community’s heritage and improve and support tourism in the area.
The plan area encompasses Calne Town and Calne Without parish boundaries. Calne Without Parish encircles Calne Town almost in its entirety and shares common concerns and issues, most notably relating to development pressures, transport and employment.
The steering group is made up of members of the local community, town and parish councillors.
The Neighbourhood Plan can be downloaded here
Neighbourhood Plan Review
The Neighbourhood Plan is now being reviewed to run to 2036 in line with the new Wiltshire Local Plan which is starting its consultation phases in January 2021.
The Steering group has reformed and members of the public or groups with a particular interest in helping shape our community and guiding development are welcome to get involved.