April 11, 2016

Final Consultation

The Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan set out a vision for the future of the town and includes plan policies to influence the way that changes should be managed to 2026.

The final consultation on Bradford on Avon Neighbourhood Plan will begin on 3rd May 2016:

Hard copies will be available to read at the following venues:

Bradford on Avon Town Council Offices
Mon-Fri: 9am-12.30pm

Bradford on Avon Town Library
Mon: 10am-7pm | Wed: 9.30am-5pm | Thu: 9.30am-7pm | Fri: 9.30am-5pm | Sat: 9.30am-4pm

The Hub
Mon-Fri: 10am-1pm

Tourist Information Centre
Mon-Sun: 10am-4pm

Sainsbury’s CafĂ©
Mon-Sun: during opening hours

Or online shortly at: www.bradfordonavontowncouncil.gov.uk

Comment sheets will be available online or at venues

There will be a static display in the library from the 16th to the 27th May 2016 during which Councillors and Working Group members will be in attendance between 12 noon and 2pm to answer your questions.

After this final consultation and comments have been collated the plan will be submitted to Wiltshire Council to be publicised on their website for a further 6 weeks to permit wider consultation.  Once this is completed Wiltshire Council will appoint an independent examiner to assess the plan to check that it conforms with local and national planning policies and E.U. Directives.

If all goes well the Inspector will recommend that a Referendum be held in the parish of Bradford on Avon to accept the plan.

The plan is nearing completion it has been a long process with some unexpected obstacles along the way. The Town Council would like to thank everyone who have helped with this Neighbourhood Plan especially the residents for their interest and contributions. 

March 2, 2016

Draft Neighbourhood Plan

At Full Council on 23rd February 2016 the Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Bradford on Avon was approved.  The version can be found by clicking here but please note that is still needs to be proofread.

Details of the public consultation will be published shortly with details of how to comment.

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.

Bradford on Avon Town Council

01225 864240


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