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MANP - The Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan



The most recent minutes of the Steering Group, and updated versions of the Neighbourhood Plan, are available on our Documents & Links page

Wiltshire Council is consulting on the draft plan (Regulation 16) between 20 September and 8 November 2021.  If the MANP passes these tests, the local authority will organise a public referendum (vote), so that everyone who lives in the MANP area can decide whether they support it. We expect this now to be sometime in the Autumn due to the waiting list of neighbourhood plans that need processing.

For more information, please refer to this useful step by step guide on the Wiltshire Council’s website -

Public Consultation (Regulation 16): 20 September to 8 November 2021

Draft Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan (2021 – 2036) Regulation 16 Consultation

Wiltshire Council is currently consulting on the proposed Draft Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan, which has been formally submitted by Marlborough Town Council.

Following this consultation, the comments received will be passed to an independent examiner who will consider the representations and recommend whether the draft Neighbourhood Plan should be put to a community referendum.

The consultation starts on Monday 20th September 2021 and responses must be received no later than 5pm on Monday 8th November 2021.

Please be aware that all representations will be publicly available and may also appear on the Wiltshire Council website.

Further information including the submitted draft neighbourhood plan and how to comment can be found online via

Where possible, please provide any comments using the Consultation Portal. Alternatively, an editable representation form can be downloaded from the Supporting Files section on the consultation portal, and completed forms can either be emailed to or sent by post to:

Spatial Planning Team

Economic Development and Planning

Wiltshire Council

County Hall

Bythesea Road


BA14 8JN

If you have no access to the internet and you wish to view the draft Neighbourhood Plan, a copy can be sent to you on request by calling neighbourhood planning on 01225 713598 or 713986.

Following this consultation, the comments received will be passed to an independent examiner, to be appointed by the council, who will consider the representations and recommend whether the draft Neighbourhood Plan should be put to a community referendum.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Spatial Planning on Tel: 01225 713598 or by email to





Read and download a pdfPress Release here

Public Consultation (Regulation 14): 18 January to 8 March 2021

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.

this button links to the MANP consultation page


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 Meetings





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 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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