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South Wiltshire Core Strategy - Review of Housing and Employment Figures

Meeting: 22/02/2011 - Council (Item 86)

86 South Wiltshire Core Strategy - Review of Housing and Employment Requirements

The Cabinet member for Economic Development, Planning and Housing will present proposals to change the housing and employment requirements in the draft South Wiltshire Core Strategy.


Report of the Corporate Director, Neighbourhood and Planning is attached.

Supporting documents:


Public Participation:


The following members of the public addressed Council on this item:


Mr Roger Yeates                  – Downton Parish Council

Mr Phillip Coward               Hillbrush Ltd

Mr Ron Champion               – Laverstock and Ford Parish Council

Ms Sarah Champion           – Bishop Down Farm Residents’ Association

Mr Steve Hannath               – Resident of Laverstock and Ford Parish


A written statement was circulated from Godshill Parish Council


Cllr John Brady, Cabinet member for Economic Development, Planning and Housing responded to the points made during public participation.


Cllr Brady presented a report which drew Council’s attention to the findings of a review of the housing and employment requirements included within the draft South Wiltshire Core Strategy (SWCS) as submitted to the Secretary of State. The report sought approval of a number of amendments to the draft SWCS arising from the review. Cllr Brady drew Council’s attention to changes to the recommendations relating to the distribution of housing as circulated in a revisions paper.


Cllr Brady explained the background to the need to review the housing and employment requirements within the SWCS.


Following approval of the draft South Wiltshire Core Strategy (SWCS) by Council in November 2009, the SWCS proceeded straight to the Examination in Public (EIP) stage.  In July 2010, around the time the Inspector was due to publish his report, he suspended the EIP to allow the Council to undertake a review of the housing and employment figures in light of the Government’s stated intention to abolish Regional Spatial Strategies (RSS). This review has now been completed, in the context of the Wiltshire-wide review of housing requirements and as a result, ‘focused changes’ to the SWCS should be put forward to the Inspector for his consideration. As a consequence of the ‘focused changes’ other changes would need to be made elsewhere in the document. These ‘consequential’ changes would also be submitted to the Inspector.


Cllr Brady moved the proposals contained in the report presented which included the proposed changes to the draft SWCS and the further revisions as circulated and this was duly seconded.


The revised housing figures considered by Council are set out in the following table:


No. of Dwellings

2006 - 2026

Salisbury & Wilton (including allocations for Salisbury in Laverstock Parish, which is part of Southern Community Area)


Rest of Wilton Community Area


Salisbury/Wilton Community Area Sub-total




Rest of Amesbury Community Area


Amesbury Community Area Sub-total




Rest of Southern Community Area


Southern Community Area Sub-total




Rest of Mere Community Area


Mere Community Area Sub-total




Rest of Tisbury Community Area


Tisbury Community Area Sub-total


South Wiltshire Total




Cllr Brady explained the proposals made were to ensure that a sound planning framework was put in place as soon as possible for South Wiltshire to allow the authority to manage necessary growth.  This was to ensure homes and jobs were provided in the most sustainable way that best conserved the natural environment and maximised  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86




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