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MANP - The Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan





This consultation is now closed - thank you to everyone who submitted their comments.
You can still read about the consultation and open the draft plan and supporting documents by clicking the link below.

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Marlborough Neighbourhood Area Designation
Consultation on an application for the amendment of the Marlborough Neighbourhood Area closed on 16 November 2020.

The Designation of Marlborough Neighbourhood Area was approved on 18 November 2020 in accordance with section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning and Part 2 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended 2016.  A copy of the decision notice including a map which identifies the area is available here. 


Read the Minutes of the Steering Group Meeting held on 28 January




How are we doing?

Based on findings from our summer 2019 consultation exercise, the Steering Group has been busy drafting policies for the Neighbourhood Plan, which will help to protect our environment, our green and community spaces, heritage and our landscape.  We’ve also identified possible sites for affordable housing and other community facilities.  Those sites are now being assessed by various statutory bodies (e.g. Wiltshire Council, Natural England, the Environment Agency) for their suitability.  Once this process is finished and all policies are in place, we’ll move into a formal consultation (known as ‘Regulation 14’).  This will be another chance for you to have your say on what’s proposed for our Neighbourhood area for years to come.




A Neighbourhood Plan is all about land: what we do with it, how we use it, how we protect it, what we play on it, how we manage it, how we look after it for the future.

Your Neighbourhood Plan will give our community a say on the type of development that takes place in Marlborough, Mildenhall, Preshute and Savernake. 

It’s framed by the 2011 Localism Act and put together by the community for the community and then approved through a referendum for local people. It could also influence affordable housing, local jobs, transport, the vitality of the High Street and the environment. It will also need to take into account surgery capacity, school places, other community facilities and infrastructure.

Our Neighbourhood Plan will run to 2036 and must be consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Wiltshire Local Plan (formerly the Wiltshire Core Strategy) and so provide for a balanced and sustainable approach to development in our Neighbourhood Plan area. It’s the only formal route for us all to be able to really influence the future shape of Marlborough and really holds weight in planning decisions.

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The Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan will focus on:

Amenities (including parking)
Countryside & Recreation
Business & Employment
Design, Conservation & Heritage

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These pages include maps, parish information, details of subject areas to be included in the plan, updates on progress, documents, reports, minutes of meetings and contact information.

Please let us know if you feel there's something missing.  


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