Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Draft Vision and Themes

Draft Salisbury Vision – a working version that will be updated as the
plan progresses…..

In 2036, Salisbury City will be a place where…

The City centre will be car-free, allowing for easy movement on foot and cycle and for those with mobility difficulties, and for access by blue light services. People will be able to move freely on foot and cycle between the City and surrounding countryside.

Emerging economic trends arising from the role of the internet in doing business, and
changed shopping and working patterns, will have been accommodated in a flexible
approach to regulation that will allow flexibility for existing businesses and a fertile environment for start-ups.

There will be a demand-responsive public transport system for the entire Salisbury area, which takes full advantage of technological advances and which is flexible, provides bus priority and an improved Park and Ride, and which is available 24/7.

The high quality built historic environment, especially in the City centre, will have been improved since 2020, and views of the Cathedral Spire will remain intact. City centre building shopfronts will have become more harmonised with the overall historic character and will be legible and of high quality.

The city will be innovative and cultural, with a diverse demographic where all age groups are represented and with sufficient community infrastructure to meet its needs.
Comprehensive green infrastructure networks will link people to jobs, leisure, services and the countryside. The city will be greener with more street trees, improved landscapes and biodiversity. The private sector will play an important role in establishing, maintaining and improving the city’s green infrastructure.

Overarching Themes

  • Climate change
  • Accessibility for all sectors of the population
  • Retaining Salisbury’s unique character and distinct identity
  • Shifting the balance between people and motor vehicles and rebalancing space to promote non-motorised modes of transport
  • Inclusivity and community cohesion
  • A balanced demographic profile
  • Leadership and delivery
  • Connection to Salisbury’s hinterland
  • Salisbury Spatial Strategy
  • Flexible approach to change of use in the town centre (Neighbourhood Development Order) 
  • Infrastructure requirements and priorities
  • Housing delivery
  • Facilities for young people

The Draft Vision and Themes document can be read here