Neighbourhood Plan

By , April 8, 2014 11:00 am

DEVIZES AREA NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN GETS THE GO-AHEAD!

The Devizes Area Neighbourhood Plan (DANP) received overwhelming support on 17th September 2015 when over 90% of those who voted decided to vote ‘YES’ in favour of the Plan.

Wiltshire Council will now have to take the DANP into consideration when deciding planning applications. This provides Devizes and Bishops Cannings with an improved defence against developers who want to build large housing estates on greenfield sites on the outskirts of the town. Houses will still be built to fulfil the target set for Devizes, but the aim is to use up smaller, brownfield sites spread more evenly. These sites are either within the Settlement Framework Boundary or within a 20 minute walking distance of the Market Cross and have been consulted on widely in the local community. To see where these sites are and to view the DANP in full – go to www.devizesareaplan.org.uk.

THE CURRENT PLAN IS UNDER REVIEW. SOME PARISHES ADJOINING DEVIZES WHO DO NOT HAVE THEIR OWN PLAN NOW WISH TO BE INCLUDED. THIS WILL MEAN A NEW PLAN WILL BE MADE. THE CURRENT PLAN WILL STAND UNTIL THE NEW ONE IS ADOPTED.

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