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Warminster Town Council: Delivering a brighter, greener future for all

Have your say on a potential New Local Green Space – Damask Way

6 November 2023

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.

Local Green Space designation is a way to provide special protection against development for green areas of particular importance to the local community. 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 tranquility, 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.

A Warminster Town Council spokesperson said:

Please help us to do this by completing a short online survey which can be found at Paper copies of the survey are available from Warminster Civic Centre. The survey will be open from Monday 6th November to Sunday 3rd December 2023.

As the Neighbourhood Plan evolves, there will be further opportunities during 2024 to provide additional feedback. This is a community led Neighbourhood Plan that will have a genuine impact so please make sure you have your say.

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.”

The survey will be open from Monday 6th November to Sunday 3rd December 2023.

Last modified: 9 November 2023

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