Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Draft Vision and Themes

Draft Salisbury Vision – a working version that will be updated as the
plan progresses…..

In 2036, Salisbury City will be a place where…

Sustainable development principles will be applied, including appropriate climate change adaptation and mitigation measures and biodiversity enhancement for new and existing developments.

The city's high quality landscape setting and historic built environment, especially in the city centre, will have been enhanced and views of the Cathedral Spire safeguarded.

The character and amenity of Salisbury's different neighbourhoods and character areas will be respected and enhanced to ensure a high-quality environment for all residents, workers and visitors.

Multi-functional green infrastructure networks will link people to jobs, schools, leisure, services, transport hubs and the countryside. The city will be greener with more street trees and other planting, and greenspace will be designed and managed with people, biodiversity and landscape setting in mind. Community partnerships will continue to play an important role in maintaining and improving the city's greenspaces.

Water management will minimise flood risk, reduce surface water run-off, improve water quality and enhance the biodiversity as well as the amenity value of Salisbury's internationally important rivers and wetland habitats.
A range of affordable social and market housing will be created in accessible locations to meet the diverse needs of the entire community.

The city will be innovative and continue to be a cultural hub, with a diverse demographic where all age groups are represented and with sufficient community infrastructure to meet its needs.

The city centre will be largely car free, allowing for easy movement on foot and cycle and for those with mobility difficulties, and for access by public transport and blue light services. People will be able to move freely on foot and cycle between the city and surrounding countryside and air quality will be improved.
Public transport serving Salisbury, including Park and Ride services, will be improved and better used. Enhancements will take full advantage of technological advances, providing improved accessibility for longer hours.

Changed shopping and working patterns will have been accommodated in a flexible approach to regulation that will allow flexibility for existing businesses and a fertile environment for start-ups.

Overarching Themes

  • Climate change
  • Accessibility for all sectors of the population
  • Retaining Salisbury’s unique character and distinct identity
  • Shifting the balance between people and motor vehicles and rebalancing space to promote non-motorised modes of transport
  • Inclusivity and community cohesion
  • A balanced demographic profile
  • Leadership and delivery
  • Connection to Salisbury’s hinterland
  • Salisbury Spatial Strategy
  • Flexible approach to change of use in the town centre (Neighbourhood Development Order) 
  • Infrastructure requirements and priorities
  • Housing delivery
  • Facilities for young people