We are currently preparing a new Neighbourhood Plan for the Calne Community Area which will replace the existing plan which can be accessed here.
The updated Neighbourhood Plan will:
set out local priorities for how our area develops over the coming years to 2036
safeguard the environmental assets we value
enable to our community to continue to have a voice in the statutory planning system
The Steering Group are making sure as many people as possible in our local community can get involved. Click the button below to find out more, and have your say.
What will be in the update of the Neighbourhood Plan?
There will be updates to existing parts of the Neighbourhood Plan and there will be some new material to reflect things that have changed. Below we set out the chapters of the emerging updated Neighbourhood Plan. Supporting information will be added on this website as it is prepared.
Climate Change and Sustainability
Housing and Communities
Working and Shopping
Reviewing and Updating the Neighbourhood Plan 2022 / 2023
Who & How
How is the Plan Review being undertaken?
The Steering Group is the body of people appointed to manage and lead on the Neighbourhood Plan. They are charged with overseeing and advising on the review of the Neighbourhood Plan. This is very much a community-led Plan so there are representatives from both Councils and the wider community.
The Steering Group is sponsored by, and reports to Calne Town Council and Calne Without Parish Council, as the accountable body.
The Steering Group meets on a regular basis. Minutes and agendas can be found in the Useful Documents section of this website.
During 2022, wider consultation and engagement will be taking place. As well as online events, there will be pop-up events in different places around the area, and there will also be Topic Groups. Anyone with an interest can get involved in Topic Groups, whose role will be to gather evidence to help update existing policies, and create new draft planning policies.
Who is on the Steering Group?
Calne Town (CT) Council
Calne Without (CWo) Parish Council
Sue Deedigan (also Sustainable Calne)
Members of the Public
Doug Price (also CWoP Cllr)
Celia Stevens (Sustainable Calne)
Robert MacNaughton (Friends of Marden Valley / CT Cllr)
Julie Wakeham (CARP)
Tim Havenith (CT Cllr / Calne Heritage Centre / Calne Community Nature Reserve)
Ioan Rees (also CWoP Cllr)
James Gladding (Sustainable Calne)
John Barnes (also CWoP Cllr)
The Steering Group is supported by staff in the Town and Parish Council, and the appointed Planning Consultant - Place Studio.