After nearly six years of intensive work by a team of dedicated community volunteers, staff at Marlborough Town Council and a variety of specialist consultants, the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan is finished and ready to go to a Community Referendum on Thursday, 11 August 2022.
The Neighbourhood Plan is a document with legal status that would be used as part of the planning application process for building new buildings or altering existing ones. It contains nineteen policies, covering all aspects of community need, which would have to be adhered to. These policies have been formulated by extensive public consultation and survey, with the technical help of specialised consultants. The policies support the provision of more affordable housing, protect our environment, landscapes, and open spaces, protect against speculative and unwanted developments, preserve, or improve our community infrastructure and protect our heritage of historical sites and buildings.
The Neighbourhood Plan covers Marlborough and Manton and the adjoining parishes of Savernake and Mildenhall. It covers the years up to 2036 but would be subject to regular reviews and updates. For the plan to be adopted it requires a majority vote in favour. If this is not achieved our community will have less control about how land is used and be more at risk from unwanted development.
There will be opportunities for electors from the three parishes to find out more and to meet the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group at:
Pop-up stand, Marlborough Town Hall steps A public meeting at Marlborough Town Hall An online meeting (Zoom1)
Wednesday, 3 August, 10am-1pm Tuesday, 19 July at 7pm Tuesday 26 July at 7pm
The Plan documents are available for public viewing here
More information about the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan is available here