businesses are being asked for views on two important projects in Salisbury.
The first is the
final phase of public consultation on the Salisbury Central Area Framework
(CAF), which will help shape the future of the city centre.
recommendations guide future developments and initiatives in the city centre to
make it a more vibrant, attractive and sustainable place. Once approved, the
final CAF will be adopted by Wiltshire Council later this year.
project is a joint initiative with the Environment Agency to improve the
watercourses in central Salisbury. The aim is to reduce flood risk to residents
and businesses, build climate change resilience, enhance existing and create
new spaces for biodiversity and improve public enjoyment of the river.
residents will be able to comment on the plans, which will be submitted as part
of a joint planning application later in the year.
Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said, “Together with our partner
organisations, we have spent a lot of time over the last year looking at
initiatives that will have a positive impact on Salisbury. By bringing forward
these improvements, Wiltshire Council and its partners aim to ensure the city
recovers from the impacts of the nerve agent incidents of 2018 and adapts to
the economic opportunities and challenges which face the city. We have
initiated work on a number of projects to deliver the objectives of the CAF and
want to involve local people so they can help shape the proposals moving
Nettle, Leader of Salisbury City Council, said, “I welcome this public
consultation which is the final phase of over a year’s dialogue with Wiltshire
Council and our partners within the city. This is very much about ‘Salisbury on
the move’ and maintaining its values of tradition and heritage, whilst working
towards improving the economic performance of the city and responding to and
mitigating against the impacts of climate change.”
consultations are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 28th February
2020. Surveys can be
completed online at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-future.
boards, the CAF document, the CAF Executive Summary and the survey form will
also be available during normal opening hours at libraries in Salisbury,
Wilton, Downton, Amesbury and Durrington and Five Rivers Leisure Centre. Copies
will also be available at the Wiltshire Council offices in Salisbury (Bourne
Hill) and Trowbridge (County Hall).
local people can come along to two public exhibitions where Council staff will
be on hand to provide more information and answer any questions. These
exhibitions are being held at Salisbury City Hall on Tuesday 21st January 2020
from 2pm to 5.30pm and at the United Reformed Church on Wednesday 29th January
2020 from 2.30pm to 7pm.
will be able to find out more about the following projects which will also be
exhibited at the two public events:
Street City Gateway Enhancements –proposals for a new welcoming entrance to the
Quarter – outline for the plans to transform the arrival experience at
Salisbury’s rail station
Accessibility – proposals to improve transport access into the city including
routes for walking and cycling
Salisbury – information on a potential fantastic outdoor visitor light
attraction that will illuminate the stories of Salisbury’s rich heritage and
increase spend by tourists
Art – exploring views about how public art can add to the offer of Salisbury
– gathering comments on how information on and direction finding of Salisbury
can be improved
Trail App – information on the Salisbury Heritage Trail app and the potential
trails being developed
Nettle added, “I would encourage everyone to have their say through the public
consultations and at the exhibitions to make Salisbury an even better place to
live, work and socialise in.”