PEOPLE living in the parishes of Marlborough and Manton, Mildenhall, Preshute or Savernake are being given the chance to find out more about how the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group can address issues concerning the community.

Lack of affordable housing, inadequate parking and insufficient leisure and community facilities were raised during the initial consultation period into forming a Plan.

Now the steering group would like to tell people about their proposed policies which aim to influence land use for the benefit of the whole community. Views in relation to the draft policies will be very welcome and may be given at any of the four events, where presentations will be on display and questionnaires available too.

Members of the Steering Group will be on hand to discuss any aspects of the Marlborough Area Neighbourhood Plan at Manton Village Hall on Wednesday, July 17, 6pm-8pm; Marlborough Town Hall on Saturday, July 20, 10am-3pm; Marlborough Area Board on Tuesday, July 23, 6pm-7pm and Mildenhall Village Hall on Wednesday, July 24, 6pm-8pm.

The Steering Group would like to remind people that a Neighbourhood Plan cannot propose less growth than that planned for in Wiltshire Council’s Local Plan or prevent development from taking place. It does not influence highways or transport links.

What a Neighbourhood Plan can do is to shape and direct future development and land use.

The consultation is also available online at

For further information, contact Shelley Parker, Town Clerk, Marlborough Town Council, 5 High Street, Marlborough, Wilts, SN8 1AA, email or call 01672 512487