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These links were used to help inform the Neighbourhood plan. They are also useful for anyone interested in learning more about  Colerne and the wider area. 

The Wiltshire Core Strategy is a key part of the Wiltshire Community Plan and provides the strategic planning framework for the County’s future development needs up to 2026. Our Neighbourhood Plan must be 'in general conformity' with the Wiltshire Community Plan.

The aim of the Housing Needs Surveys, carried out by Wiltshire Council, is to investigate the affordable housing needs of local people. Although not written or conducted by the Colerne Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, it will form part of the neighbourhood plan’s evidence base

In 2015 Wiltshire Council contracted consultants to produce a Framework to set out the long term vision to help shape the nature of future development and growth in the Corsham area of which Colerne is a part. See pages 28 and 29 for content relating to Colerne.

The boundary of Colerne Parish, outlined in this map, has been approved by Wiltshire Council as the Neighbourhood Plan's 'designated area' and is the area of land our plan will focus on.

This is a map showing grounds that are owned and managed by Wiltshire Council such as green spaces and play areas. You will need to type in a Colerne postcode and select the layers you are interested in from the menu bar.

Colerne Parish sits within the Cotswolds Area for Outstanding Natural Beauty. Neighbourhood Plans should acknowledge the special qualities of the area and include references to the current Cotswolds AONB Management Plan.

Census data provides useful information about the population of Colerne. It can also be used to judge how representative the Neighbourhood Plan survey and consultations have been of the community as a whole.

More than 300 data layers are available on MAGIC from organisations Natural England, Defra, Environment Agency, Historic England, Forestry Commission and Marine Management Organisation.

This interactive map from Wiltshire Council can be used to view the areas of Colerne Parish within the Conservation Area and Green Belt. You can also view listed buildings and rights of way.

Wiltshire Council is preparing a Wiltshire Housing Site Allocations Plan, made up of a settlement boundary review and housing site allocations. This paper for North and West Wiltshire includes the settlement boundary for Colerne. A settlement boundary is the dividing line between areas of built development and the open countryside. In some cases Neighbourhood plans can change development boundaries and usually new development only takes place within settlement boundaries. 

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied. It provides a framework within which locally-prepared plans for housing and other development can be produced. The glossary at the end of this document is a useful guide to what exactly is meant by terms like 'affordable housing' and 'brownfield land'. 

This training presentation from Wiltshire Council explains the Neighbourhood Planning process and details the neighbourhood plans undertaken within Wiltshire.

Listed buildings are part of the local historic environment. Understanding and appreciating the local historic environment should help to ensure that potential new development is properly integrated with what is already there and does not result in the loss of local distinctiveness. 

This map shows in detail the listed buildings within Colerne Village. 

This report from Wiltshire Council data details the designation of each listed building in Colerne Parish including the location and description.

This report details the historic events, monuments, listed buildings and historic landscape characterisation within Colerne Parish. 

National Character Area profiles, authored by Natural England, are guidance documents which can help communities to inform their decision-making about the places that they live in and care for.

This report from Wiltshire Council describes the Cotswold Double Dip Slope, the valleys partly within the Parish either side of the By Brook. 

This assessment from Cotswold AONB describes area 9D The High Wold Dip slope which applies to some areas within the Parish. 

This report by Wilshire Council, was requested by Colerne Primary School to assess measures to improve road safety for pupils on the school journey. It investigate the difficulties crossing the C151 and Doncombe Lane and Parking congestion outside the school.

This report by Wilshire Council, details historic landscape features within the Parish. 

The following people form the Parish Council Working Group for the monitoring of the 'Made' Neighbourhood Plan:
Bob Child -
Jane Mellett -
Robert Jones


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