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…

The City centre will be car-free, allowing for easy movement on foot and cycle and for those with mobility difficulties, and for access by blue light services. People will be able to move freely on foot and cycle between the City and surrounding countryside.

Emerging economic trends arising from the role of the internet in doing business, and
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.

There will be a demand-responsive public transport system for the entire Salisbury area, which takes full advantage of technological advances and which is flexible, provides bus priority and an improved Park and Ride, and which is available 24/7.

The high quality built historic environment, especially in the City centre, will have been improved since 2020, and views of the Cathedral Spire will remain intact. City centre building shopfronts will have become more harmonised with the overall historic character and will be legible and of high quality.

The city will be innovative and cultural, with a diverse demographic where all age groups are represented and with sufficient community infrastructure to meet its needs.
Comprehensive green infrastructure networks will link people to jobs, leisure, services and the countryside. The city will be greener with more street trees, improved landscapes and biodiversity. The private sector will play an important role in establishing, maintaining and improving the city’s green infrastructure.

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


Call for Sites

The Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan (SNDP) is being prepared at a time when the Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan (February 2020) has been released. We are currently undertaking a call for sites where we are asking local land owners to put their sites forward as allocations for development in the SNDP. Site allocation can offer many benefits to land owners and developers: an allocated site will have a streamlined planning process and should offer lower risk than an unallocated site.

The SNDP will be gathering evidence on local housing need in the coming months. This criteria will be used by the Steering Group to assess the opportunities that individual sites may provide to meet local housing need. Sites that offer opportunities to improve Salisbury City for all its residents and allow new households to form will be particularly important to the SNDP and the Steering Group will seek to work closely with landowners to agree a comprehensive approach to site redevelopment.

We are also considering commercial land. If a case can be made that commercial sites are deliverable, the SNDP may contain policies to promote local employment.

The assessment criteria is set out in the Salisbury Neighbourhood Development Plan Methodology for Site Assessment and Allocation which can be downloaded from the Salisbury City Council here.

If you would like to put a site forward for possible allocation, please download this proforma. Please complete one form per site. Because of Covid 19 restrictions, we would appreciate if submissions could be made electronically, but it will still be possible to post them.

Yaroslav Pustarnakov

Corporate Services Officer
Salisbury City Council
The Guildhall
Market Place
Salisbury SP1 1JH

If you have further questions, please email our planning consultant, Andrea Pellegram on

Call for Sites Methodology

Site Assessment Proforma 

FAQS Call for Sites