Melksham Without Parish Council


in the heart of WEST WILTSHIRE


The Melksham Neighbourhood Plan covers Melksham and Melksham Without, is supported by the Town and Parish Council, and will guide land use planning decisions in the future. A Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity for local people to influence planning in their area. The plan is about housing, business, wellbeing, shopping, green space, leisure facilities, and it provides an opportunity for local people and organisations to develop their own ideas about the place where they live, work and visit and for these ideas to become part of the Local Planning Authority’s Development Plan, the primary planning document for the area.

Melksham and Melksham Without have seen substantial housing growth in recent years. The Wiltshire Core Strategy (The Development Plan) sets the housing figures for the area. Whilst Melksham has met its current housing requirements and growth has taken place, the Core Strategy is being reviewed, and further housing is likely to be needed in this area in the coming years.

In this consultation, we are seeking the views of the community on housing sites. Sites put forward by developers/landowners have been appraised, and we are seeking your views on the sites which are viable for development. We have talked to developers/landowners about the community gains they are able to offer if their sites are developed, over and above their obligations on affordable housing and mitigation.

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The Council's facebook page is Melksham Without Parish Council or for additional community news find and friend request Teresa Strange (Clerk to Melksham Without).  On Twitter the Council's account is @melkshamwithout

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07341 474234


The Parish of Melksham Without is in the Melksham Community Area.

It surrounds the Town of Melksham and has thirteen elected Members. It is the largest rural parish in Wiltshire and has a population of approximately 7,500. It covers an area of 2,904 hectares (7,173 acres).

The next Full Council Meeting is on Monday 11th December 2017

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There are several villages and communities in the parish, each with its own distinct character and needs.
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Mon 27th November 2017
Planning Committee - 8.00pm (following Highways & Streetscene Committee
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Mon 27th November 2017
Highways & Streetscene Committee at 7.00pm
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Wed 29th November 2017
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group meeting 6-8pm at Crown Chambers
Mon 11th December 2017
Full Council Meeting- 7.00pm
Mon 18th December 2017
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Mon 8th January 2018
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Mon 8th January 2018
Finance Committee- Following Planning committee
Wed 10th January 2018
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group meeting 6-8pm at Crown Chambers
Mon 22nd January 2018
Full Council Meeting- 7.00pm
Mon 29th January 2018
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
Mon 29th January 2018
Highways & Streetscene Committee-following planning committee
Wed 31st January 2018
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group meeting 6-8pm at Crown Chambers
Mon 19th February 2018
Planning Committee - 7.00pm
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Meeting Calendar

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