Time is running out to have your say on a potential new Local Green Space in Warminster. Earlier this year, as part of the review of the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan (WNP), the community were asked for their opinion on designating green areas as potential Local Green Spaces.
Once a site is designated as a Local Green Space, it has the same level of protection as land in the green belt. This means it is protected from any development that doesn’t enhance the role of the area as a green space, except for in ‘very special circumstances’.
Since the initial public consultation was carried out, the WNP Steering Group have identified a potential new site – Damask Way. The planning permission for this site has recently lapsed and therefore it can now be considered as a potential site to be put forward for designation as a Local Green Space.
At this stage, the WNP Steering Group are investigating whether this area meets the planning criteria for designation – one of which is to demonstrate if the site is special to the local community for reasons such as tranquillity, recreation, or wildlife.
As part of this process, Warminster Town Council is inviting the local community to give their thoughts on whether Damask Way is special in some way to them, or not.
The survey can be accessed here at www.warminsterplan.com or paper copies of the survey are available at the Warminster Civic Centre. The survey will remain open until Sunday 3rd December 2023.
You can find out more about the Neighbourhood Plan review on the Warminster Neighbourhood Plan website, which includes contact details for Warminster Town Council should you have any further comments or questions.
Last modified: 19 December 2023