Steering Group Application

Salisbury City Neighbourhood Development Plan
Steering Group Membership

Neighbourhood Planning gives communities the power to develop a shared vision for their area. Neighbourhood plans can shape, direct and help to deliver sustainable development by influencing local planning decisions as part of the statutory development plan.

We are seeking to assemble a well-matched and skilled team for our Steering Group. The project will last around 2 years and there will be monthly meetings with tasks in between. It is a responsible job and it will affect all our Salisbury residents.

The Steering Group will act as the Board of Directors for the plan and will answer to Salisbury City Council which is the accountable body. The Steering Group will be responsible for consulting the community and working with officers and professional planners to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan is fit for purpose.

The Steering Group will be composed of elected Salisbury City Councillors and members of the community. We are looking for a range of skills and experience so that we can put together the most effective team.

Attached in the following pages is an application form, the assessment criteria that will be used to select candidates and draft Terms of Reference.

If you apply for the Steering Group but are not successful, don’t worry. There will be plenty of opportunities to become involved once the policy topics have been decided and we will need to gather evidence and support for what we are trying to achieve.

If you feel that you have the skills we need to undertake this major project and are willing to commit your time regularly for the next 12 to 18 months, we would love to hear from you.

To download the Steering Group Membership Application Form click here

Click here to apply online

The closing date for receipt of the completed application form is midnight, Sunday 10 March.

Completed application forms should either be submitted to:
Salisbury City Council, The Guildhall, Market Place, Salisbury SP1 1JH, via email to or via our online application.

Salisbury City Council will contact you within 14 days of the closing date to let you know whether you have been successful or not.