Trowbridge Neighbourhood Plan

Trowbridge, like many other communities in Wiltshire and elsewhere in the country, is developing a Neighbourhood Plan for the town. A neighbourhood plan will give the community a degree of control over what happens in Trowbridge over many years. This is the first time such a power has been available. A neighbourhood plan cannot block all development, but it can help control it. A neighbourhood plan can also result in more money coming into the community for spending on local infrastructure and facilities that the community decides it wants. We need to know what our community wants in order to deliver a plan that meets your needs.
Our proposed vision for Trowbridge is:

By 2026 Trowbridge will have improved its appearance, delivering an improved quality of life for residents and becoming more attractive to visitors. Older buildings and areas of character will have been preserved or enhanced and landscaping will improve the town along with the setting of the River Biss. The town will be cleaner and, where possible, provide a better habitat for nature. 
Development will have been controlled to provide necessary housing, improved facilities and employment in a sustainable mix likely to improve Trowbridge as a place to live and work. The design of new development will be of good quality and feature renewable energy and climate change adaptation technologies. 
Local facilities will have been improved, including shops, recreational opportunities and open spaces. There will be a better-maintained transport network including foot and cycle paths; speeding vehicles will have been reduced and pedestrian safety improved. 
The town will have secured benefits from development, in terms of provision of new and upgraded infrastructure and urban enhancement to match the wishes of the community.

 

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* 1. Please add your name, address and email details. We need these to keep you informed as the plan progresses (for example, we or Wiltshire Council may use these to contact you about the referendum). Please note that all response forms (not including your personal details) may be published and will be in the public domain.

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* 2. What one thing do you like most about living in Trowbridge? 

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* 3. What one thing do you dislike most about living in Trowbridge?

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* 4. What could be improved or added to?

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* 5. If so, what are your suggestions for improvement?

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* 6. How important are the following issues to you? Order from 1 to 10 ( 1 being the most important and 10 being not important)

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* 7. Please provide any additional comments you may have on the above list and any additional details you think is relevant?

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* 8. What new housing should be provided in Trowbridge?

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* 9. What types of housing should be provided in Trowbridge?

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* 10. Do you agree that the following sites should be used for conversion to or redevelopment for primarily new housing?

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* 11. Are there any other sites you would like to suggest for development in the town (To progress any suggestions through the planning process they must be accompanied by a certified land ownership plan and written confirmation from the landowner that the site is available for development. Sites without this information cannot be considered)?

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* 12. Please add any additional comments or suggestions

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* 13. The following has been suggested as a set of draft objectives. The policies of a neighbourhood plan would try to bring about the Objectives.

1. To create a sustainable Trowbridge, where development is balanced, including homes, employment, shops and facilities and improvements to facilities and infrastructure.

2. To protect the local environment, the best parts of the townscape, conservation area, historic buildings and green spaces and enhance these whenever possible.

3. To preserve and enhance a positive Trowbridge identity.

4. To enhance recreational and leisure facilities for all age groups.

5. To provide housing for the community, at an appropriate scale and in locations it approves, in particular to meet the needs of first-time buyers and growing families.

6. To improve the environment and public realm by appropriate enhancements to landscaping and street furniture, protection of green spaces and new tree planting. 

7. To tackle transport problems, including parking and public transport, improve cycling and walking routes and ensure that new developments improve transport sustainability.

8. To ensure that new development does not add to existing flooding problems and that where possible it improves the current situation for existing as well as new buildings. 

9. To ensure good, locally relevant and distinctive deign in all new development.

 
Please add any comments or suggestions - including on the objectives.

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