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

In 2038, Salisbury 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.

Multifunctional 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.

The city will thrive 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.

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

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.

Salisbury City will retain its separate identity because green spaces between it and other settlements will have been preserved.

A range of affordable social and market housing will be created in accessible locations to meet the diverse needs of the entire community.

Churchfields industrial area will evolve into an innovative neighbourhood and employment area that maximises its proximity to the railway station and the city centre and will have reduced traffic and pollution impacts on the rest of the City.

Modern and accessible healthcare facilities will be available to meet changing demands and NHS requirements, and will allow Salisbury to maximise good health.

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.

Access to the city centre will be less car dependent, allowing for easier and safer movement on foot and bicycle. Priority will be given to 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.