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MANP - The Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan



The most recent minutes of the Steering Group, and updated versions of the Neighbourhood Plan, are available on our Documents & Links page



In readiness for the next stages in the neighbourhood planning process, The Marlborough Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is in the final stages of amending the plan in response to comments received on the first draft. The next step will be to submit it to Wiltshire Council (Regulation 15) to check that the correct procedures have been followed, and that all required documents have been submitted. Wiltshire Council will then arrange for an independent examiner to check that the plan meets the basic conditions.

If the MANP passes these tests, the local authority will organise a public referendum (vote), so that everyone who lives in the MANP area can decide whether they support it. We expect this now to be sometime in the Autumn due to the waiting list of neighbourhood plans that need processing.

For more information, please refer to this useful step by step guide on the Wiltshire Council’s website -

The MANP has already gone through the Regulation 14 stage (step 9 on the list of steps on the Wiltshire Council website). Once reviewed and updated the MANP will be submitted to Wiltshire Council (step 10) and then there will be a consultation period (step 11) before examination by an Inspector (step 12).


Public Consultation 18 January to 8 March 2021

This consultation is now closed - thank you to everyone who submitted their comments.
You can still read about the consultation and open the draft plan and supporting documents by clicking the link below.

this button links to the MANP consultation page


Marlborough Neighbourhood Area Designation
Consultation on an application for the amendment of the Marlborough Neighbourhood Area closed on 16 November 2020.

The Designation of Marlborough Neighbourhood Area was approved on 18 November 2020 in accordance with section 61G of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended for the purposes of Neighbourhood Planning and Part 2 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended 2016.  A copy of the decision notice including a map which identifies the area is available here. 


Read the Minutes of the Steering Group Meetings





A Neighbourhood Plan is all about land: what we do with it, how we use it, how we protect it, what we play on it, how we manage it, how we look after it for the future.

Your Neighbourhood Plan will give our community a say on the type of development that takes place in Marlborough, Mildenhall, Preshute and Savernake. 

It’s framed by the 2011 Localism Act and put together by the community for the community and then approved through a referendum for local people. It could also influence affordable housing, local jobs, transport, the vitality of the High Street and the environment. It will also need to take into account surgery capacity, school places, other community facilities and infrastructure.

Our Neighbourhood Plan will run to 2036 and must be consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the Wiltshire Local Plan (formerly the Wiltshire Core Strategy) and so provide for a balanced and sustainable approach to development in our Neighbourhood Plan area. It’s the only formal route for us all to be able to really influence the future shape of Marlborough and really holds weight in planning decisions.

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The Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan will focus on:

Amenities (including parking)
Countryside & Recreation
Business & Employment
Design, Conservation & Heritage

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These pages include maps, parish information, details of subject areas to be included in the plan, updates on progress, documents, reports, minutes of meetings and contact information.

Please let us know if you feel there's something missing.  


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