Wiltshire Council is asking for people’s views on a draft guide that, if formally adopted, will help to ensure that future developments in the county are consistently of a high-quality design.
The draft Wiltshire Design Guide has been structured around the ’10 characteristics of good design’, as described in the National Design Guide, and if adopted will be used as a supplementary planning document. These characteristics help ensure that all aspects of good design are considered and not singularly focused on the appearance of new buildings.
The Wiltshire Design Guide will provide new and locally-authored design guidance. Wiltshire Council agreed to put the plan out to public consultation. The consultation is now under way and will run until 30th July. To participate in the consultation, please visit: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/article/6110/Wiltshire-Design-Guide.
Councillor Nick Botterill, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, said: ‘This Design Guide represents a step change in our approach and will help ensure that future local developments of whatever sort are consistent, high quality and in keeping with what we’d expect in our beautiful and unique county.’
Warminster Town Councillors are urging local residents to take up this opportunity to have a say in the direction and projection of how the development of the local community is designed. It is important that everyone’s voices are heard and acted upon, so this is your chance to make some real change to town development.
For the full press release, release by Wiltshire Council, please see: https://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/council-asking-for-views-on-draft-design-guide
Last modified: 25 July 2023