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Neighbourhood planning is a process set out in UK legislation, mainly in the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 and 2017.

The consultation took into account by the City Council and changes will be made to the draft as necessary. All documents will be updated following the consultation and new documents (the consultation statement and the basic conditions statement) will be prepared.

All final documents will be submitted to Wiltshire Council as the Local Planning Authority. Wiltshire Council will then do another consultation and pass those responses to an independent neighbourhood plan examiner who will assess the final plan and the comments and recommend that it is progressed to referendum. The examiner may also require modifications to the text or policies, or may conclude that the plan may not progress.

The final test is a public referendum, paid for by Wiltshire Council, where the Salisbury community can vote on whether or not to adopt the plan as the planning decision framework for Salisbury.