Neighbourhood Plan


Neighbourhood Plan public event with Andrea Pellegram


Location: Chiseldon House Hotel, New Road, Chiseldon
Date: 13th December 7pm

Neighbourhood plan public briefing


Our Consultant Andrea Pellegram( will be holding this open session to explain the Neighbourhood Plan process and what it means for the Parish. The plan will cover the whole parish and provides guidelines on future development.

Your input is vital for this plan to succeed.

Monday 13th December 2021. Chiseldon House Hotel, New Road, Chiseldon. 7.00pm.

Contact for more information.


Chiseldon Neighbourhood Development Plan Powerpoint


Please find below the Chiseldon Neighbourhood Development Plan Powerpoint document.

Chiseldon Neighbourhood Development Plan pptx.

Supporting notes from 13.12.21 Neighbourhood Plan (NHP) meeting. Chiseldon House Hotel with Andrea Pellegram

  • The NHP can take 2-3 years to prepare
  • At the beginning of the process is the creative stage with the community. The end stage is when the plan is voted on in a referendum.
  • There will need to be assessments carried out that relate to the area – habitat and environmental etc
  • The NHP was created as part of the Localism Act 2011.
  • The CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) portion that a Parish Council receive from any new development will increase from 15% to 25% with a “made” NHP.
  • The NHP will be trying to influence emerging Swindon Borough Council (SBC) planning policy.
  • The NHP will alert developers as to what the parish is looking to see in proposed new developments.
  • The NHP will assist Chiseldon Parish Council (CPC) when determining any new planning applications. Decisions will have more meaning.
  • Can help CPC prioritize infrastructure needs – can make better use of CIL.
  • It can’t be used to object to SBC’s allocated housing designation.
  • It can’t fight against an SBC planning policy – can only work within it.
  • It can’t deal with non-planning issues.
  • It can’t override other statutory bodies – Environment agency for example.
  • The next SBC Local Plan review runs to 2036. The Chiseldon NHP would run for the same time period.
  • The designated land area known as LA22 off Hodson Road was discussed – see presentation and recording.
  • The NHP can direct exactly how this new development would be designed – down to the types of trees planted and the type of park equipment.
  • The NHP can effect the number and type of affordable housing.

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 13th December 2021 recording


Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 31st January 2021 recording


Neighbourhood Plan Meeting - update


Our latest Neighbourhood Plan meeting with our Consultant Andrea Pellegram was this Tuesday and went well. Andrea is pleased with the progress made so far and has advised the project is nearly at the stage for her to start to create draft 1 of the plan.

We have a list of tasks to complete in the meantime.

It’s not too late for interested parties to become involved in the NHP – give me your contact details so we can advise of the next meeting date. Thanks.

NHP Housing Needs Survey - results


NHP Housing Needs Survey – results

Full draft 1 of the NHP document has been received


The complete full draft 1 of the NHP document has been received from our consultant and we will be reviewing this and sending back comments at our meeting on 28th Feb.

We will also be reviewing draft 1 of the Design Codes Document.

Neighbourhood Plan - update


The council met with our NHP consultant and planning representative from Swindon Borough Council 21st June 23 to talk about the next stages of our Neighbourhood Plan. We needed to know if a SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) was likely to be required before the plan could move forward. The SBC rep did not think this was likely but will officially report back in due course.

Our Bio Diversity plan will require that “Local Nature Recovery” required by any developer will happen either on site, or within the parish. The scheme to “buy” tokens for elsewhere in the UK will not be permitted.

We hope that we can go to our first public consultation shortly once we have some items confirmed by SBC.

We welcome any questions so far on the plan. This is a result of work that started in Dec 2021 at a public meeting which then formed a steering group made up of the public and councilors.

2023-2024 funding


The 23/24 funding from the Government to continue with the NHP project was received in October 23 so our consultant has been instructed to resume the project.  More details to follow as we reach the next stage of the plan.

SBC provides feedback


Swindon Borough Council have provided feedback to our first complete NHP draft. Our Consultant will review this feedback, make updates to the draft plan for the council to approve, and the plan will then go to its first review stage – Regulation 14.

Draft 9 of the plan available


Draft 9 of the plan will be approved by Full Council at their December meeting, ready for the document to be submitted to Swindon Borough Council for Regulation 14 assessment.

You can see view or download the plan in the downloads section of this page or here.