Welcome To The West Ashton Neighbourhood Plan


We have submitted to Wiltshire County Council, as the local planning authority, the area to be included for the plan. This is the whole of the parish including Old Farm Estate, see the map.

Excellent news we have a yes, our application has been accepted with the whole Parish before the potential loss of Old Farm Estate The County Council Decision Can Be Viewed Here

This plan is our community’s opportunity to shape and guide development that will take place in our area and make sure that it is appropriate to our needs and aspirations. We can have a real say in where it goes and how it looks!

What is a neighbourhood plan?

The introduction of neighbourhood planning is part of wider challenges to the planning system in the Localism Act 2011. The Act claims to shift decision making from central government to communities and councils. Neighbourhood planning helps town and parish councils to prepare a plan for their area, in close consultation with residents, businesses and other local organisations. Neighbourhood Plans are for the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of everyone in the community.

Like many historic villages, West Ashton’s heritage interest and local environment setting are its defining assets, and local residents are proud and protective of those features that give the village its sense of place and sense of identity.