Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Draft Vision and Themes

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

Call for Sites

The Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan (SNDP) is being prepared at a time when the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan (February 2020) has been released. We are currently undertaking a call for sites where we are asking local land owners to put their sites forward as allocations for development in the SNDP. Site allocation can offer many benefits to land owners and developers: an allocated site will have a streamlined planning process and should offer lower risk than an unallocated site.

The SNDP will be gathering evidence on local housing need in the coming months. This criteria will be used by the Steering Group to assess the opportunities that individual sites may provide to meet local housing need. Sites that offer opportunities to improve Salisbury City for all its residents and allow new households to form will be particularly important to the SNDP and the Steering Group will seek to work closely with landowners to agree a comprehensive approach to site redevelopment.

We are also considering commercial land. If a case can be made that commercial sites are deliverable, the SNDP may contain policies to promote local employment.

The assessment criteria is set out in the Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Methodology for Site Assessment and Allocation which can be downloaded from the Salisbury City Council here.

If you would like to put a site forward for possible allocation, please download this proforma. Please complete one form per site. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, we would appreciate if submissions could be made electronically, but it will still be possible to post them.

Yaroslav Pustarnakov

Corporate Services Officer
Salisbury City Council
The Guildhall
Market Place
Salisbury SP1 1JH

If you have further questions, please email our planning consultant, Andrea Pellegram on

Call for Sites Methodology

Site Assessment Proforma 


In 2036, Salisbury City will be a place where…

Sustainable development principles will be applied, including appropriate climate change adaptation and mitigation measures and biodiversity enhancement for new and existing developments.

The city's high quality landscape setting and historic built environment, especially in the city centre, will have been enhanced and views of the Cathedral Spire safeguarded.

The character and amenity of Salisbury's different neighbourhoods and character areas will be respected and enhanced to ensure a high-quality environment for all residents, workers and visitors.

Multi-functional green infrastructure networks will link people to jobs, schools, leisure, services, transport hubs and the countryside. The city will be greener with more street trees and other planting, and greenspace will be designed and managed with people, biodiversity and landscape setting in mind. Community partnerships will continue to play an important role in maintaining and improving the city's greenspaces.

Water management will minimise flood risk, reduce surface water run-off, improve water quality and enhance the biodiversity as well as the amenity value of Salisbury's internationally important rivers and wetland habitats.
A range of affordable social and market housing will be created in accessible locations to meet the diverse needs of the entire community.

The city will be innovative and continue to be a cultural hub, with a diverse demographic where all age groups are represented and with sufficient community infrastructure to meet its needs.

The city centre will be largely car free, allowing for easy movement on foot and cycle and for those with mobility difficulties, and for access by public transport and blue light services. People will be able to move freely on foot and cycle between the city and surrounding countryside and air quality will be improved.
Public transport serving Salisbury, including Park and Ride services, will be improved and better used. Enhancements will take full advantage of technological advances, providing improved accessibility for longer hours.

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.

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