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Last chance to have your say on Salisbury's future

Last chance to have your say on Salisbury's future

Published by Jack Deery at 5:57am 28th February 2020.

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The final phase of public consultation on the Salisbury Central Area Framework (CAF), comes to an end at 5pm today (Friday 28th February).

For the last 6 weeks, we have been able help shape the future of Salisbury after Wiltshire Council asked us about a number of plans to make the city 'more vibrant, attractive and sustainable'.

By completing a survey, local residents have been leaving their views on Wiltshire Council's ideas, which include: 

  • Fisherton Street City Gateway - that's a plan for a 'new welcoming entrance to the city'
  • Station Quarter - aiming to 'transform the arrival experience at Salisbury's rail station'
  • Transport Accessibility - improving things like routes for walking and cycling
  • Illuminating Salisbury - a potential 'fantastic outdoor visitor light attraction' that would tell the 'stories of Salisbury's rich heritage' and attract tourism
  • Public Art - should we have more in Salisbury city centre?
  • Wayfinding - ideas to help locals and tourists find their way around Salisbury easier
  • Heritage Trail App - potential trails around the city are being developed
Fisherton Street ( HEN) jpg
Plans for how could Fisherton Street become a new 'gateway' to Salisbury is among the consultation plans

A comprehensive guide to all the plans have been given out, which can also be found online here. 

They held two public exhibitions in January to gauge the reactions of people who live and work here. 

City quarters CAF document
The framework also suggests focusing on the nine different areas of Salisbury and making the most of them

Tom Dobrashian, Programme Director for Economic Recovery at Wiltshire Council, said: 

"There's some fairly radical proposals in the Central Area Framework, for example reorientating our roads, reconnecting to our rivers, enhancing our character areas and that needs to have not just the approval of residents but their active engagement and support around that to address things like climate change and make sure we do have a vital economic recovery in Salisbury."

HOW TO TAKE PART 

There's a number of ways to take part in the survey but you only have until 5pm today (Friday 28th February) to do so:

  • Email futuresalisbury@wiltshire.gov.uk with your comments
  • By post to Future Salisbury, Wiltshire Council, The Council House, Bourne Hill, Salisbury SP1 3UZ
  • The plans are also available to see at libraries in Salisbury, Wilton, Downton, Amesbury and Durrington, as well as Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury
  • Copies are kept at Salisbury's Bourne Hill Council offices and at County Hall in Trowbridge

The final list of plans for the CAF will be adopted by Wiltshire Council later this year.

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