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 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
2022 Update and Review of the Neighbourhood Plan
Much has happened since February 2018, and it’s important that the Plan stays up-to-date and relevant, so a refresh and review of the Neighbourhood Plan is underway.
We know there will be more homes needed up to 2036 as set out by the Wiltshire Council Local Plan, and it’s important to make sure that we are up-to-date on local issues and priorities.
We also need to learn from how the Plan has been used as part of the planning decision process in our area over the past four years to understand how we can make it stronger.
Updating the Neighbourhood Plan provides a significant opportunity for local people to update their ‘shared vision’ for the future development in the area. The issues the Plan can cover can be anything from the climate emergency, local housing – need / location, good design in new development, to local business to community facilities.
Find out more and tell us what is important for you on the new website for the Community Plan launched in January 2022: calnecommunityplan.com