December 21, 2015

Response to Internet Post

We regret to have to say that the information posted in relation to the Sports Hub is not correct and the impression given is misleading.

Discussions are ongoing within the context of the Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan. This is a collaborative exercise by the wider community with the Town Council.

The draft plan will include a range of positive policies and will be subject to full consultation early in 2016.

Bradford on Avon Town Council

October 14, 2015

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Delay

Wiltshire Council has just produced a revised Housing Land Supply Statement (2015 update) which has increased Bradford on Avon’s housing requirements from 17 to 64 by 2026.  This means that the plan consultation that was to have taken place in September has been delayed.

The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group will now have to re-assess the housing policy and determine the best options for the town to accommodate the extra dwellings.  Until this has been done the Draft Neighbourhood Plan cannot be completed and presented for consultation.

We are sorry for the delay and will do all we can to ensure that the draft plan is presented to the town at the earliest opportunity.

September 18, 2015


At Full Council on 8th September 2015 the Draft Neighbourhood Plan was endorsed in principle for formal consultation.  A copy of this can be found on the Town Council Website.

Details of the consultation will be published shortly.

March 13, 2015

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Links

The Neighbourhood Plan Consultation is open again tonight (Friday 13th March) 6pm til 9pm and over the weekend at The Vaults Exhibition Centre in Made in Bradford on Avon, Lamb Yard (near Budgens).  The last day to visit is Monday 16th March 10am til 5pm.

However if you are not able to attend The Vaults please note that the Consultation material is all online along with a feedback form.  Details are below:

Consultation Feedback Form

March 2, 2015

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan

Dear Resident

Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan

I’d like to invite you to The Vaults Exhibition Centre in Lamb Yard to see an important stage in the preparation of Bradford on Avon’s Neighbourhood Plan.  Introduced in 2010 as part of the Localism Act, neighbourhood planning is a new way for communities to decide the future of the places where they live and work.  When approved, the Plan gives the community much greater power over what is built where, and how.

We want to ensure the Plan is imaginative and forward-looking. It will be shaped by national and local planning policies but equally by responses received from the community.  External constraints mean that we’re not looking at major expansion in Bradford on Avon – but we do want to leave the town in good heart for future generations to enjoy.

The town has changed considerably in recent years and there is continuing pressure from developers wanting to build. This plan is being developed to enable the community of Bradford on Avon to have a greater say in the extent and scope of any future development and land use. A lot of progress has been made over the past two years involving many volunteers and members of the community, and there have been several previous consultations.  Now, before completing the town’s Neighbourhood Plan and circulating the final draft, we want to highlight the main proposals to ensure they carry general support from the town, and to enable us to make any necessary amendments.

So please come along to the Neighbourhood Plan consultation in the exhibition space at Made in Bradford in the Vaults in Lamb Yard in the town centre – from Monday 2 March for two weeks. You will also be able to see and download the materials online at

This is your opportunity to make a contribution to the discussion – so please tell us what you think.

Yours sincerely
Cllr. Gwen Alison
on behalf of the
Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group


OPEN Monday 2 March–Monday 16 March
10:00am – 5:00pm every day, including weekends.
Friday 6 March & Friday 13 March 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Members of the Working Group will be available every morning until 12noon and Friday evenings.

February 24, 2015

Exhibition Dates and Times

The Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan will need to answer this and other questions. Whether you live, work, visit or own land/property we'd like to know if you support planning policies that are proposed or have any other comments before we finalise the Plan.

Please visit the exhibition in The Vaults Exhibition Centre, Lamb Yard to make your contribution to the plan.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
The Vaults Exhibition Centre, Lamb Yard

 Monday 2nd March to Monday 16th March
10:00am to 5:00pm

Friday 6th and 13th March
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Please see below dates and times when a member of the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group
is available to answer any questions.
Member present
Monday 2nd March
10am – 12noon Colin Johns
Tuesday 3rd March
10am – 12noon David Moss
Wednesday 4th March
10am – 12noon Cllr M Roberts
Thursday 5th March
10am – 12noon David Moss
Friday 6th March
10am-12noon Cllr Craddock 
6pm-7.30pm  Colin Johns
Saturday 7th March
10am – 12noon Cllr P Hyde
Sunday 8th March
10am – 12noon Cllr M Roberts
Monday 9th March
10am – 12noon Cllr G Allison
Tuesday 10th March
10am – 12noon Cllr G Allison
Wednesday 11th March
10am – 12noon Cllr J Brown
Thursday 12th March
10am – 12noon Cllr J Potter
Friday 13th March
10am – 12noon Cllr G Allison
6pm-7.30pm Colin Johns
Saturday 14th March
10am – 12noon Gillian Ellis King
Sunday 15th March
10am – 12noon Cllr J Brown
Monday 16th March
10am – 12noon Cllr M Roberts

Please note that these details maybe subject to change at the last minute.

January 14, 2015

Housing Needs Survey Update

Many thanks to all who responded to our recent Housing Needs and Business Survey.  A good response was received from a wide range of residents and the final report is imminent.

The winners off the prize draw have now been picked and are as follows:

Mr Ball - £100
Mr George - £50
Mrs Hunt - £50

Cheques will be presented to the winners at Full Council on Tuesday 27th January.

The Neighbourhood Plan Working Group is putting together a consultation to begin in Spring 2015 and dates will be published shortly.

Bradford on Avon Town Council

01225 864240


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