Malmesbury residents, businesses and town and parish councils are being urged to have their say on future developments in the town.

Wiltshire Council is encouraging people to sign up for an online event to have their say on where future developments such as housing, infrastructure and land for employment, should be built, and how the county council looks to tackle climate change through planning.

The online engagement sessions are being held instead of face-to-face meetings because of Covid restrictions.

They form part of the latest consultation into the Wiltshire Local Plan review, and offer a chance for people to find out more about the plans in their area, before submitting comments.

Cllr Toby Sturgis, cabinet member for planning, said: “The Wiltshire Local Plan review consultation is the perfect opportunity for people to have their say on sites in Wiltshire that may be considered for development.

“There will be a further opportunity for people to have their say on the draft local plan later this year, but it’s really important that people let us know what they think now, as once the plan is finalised and adopted in 2023, it may be too late to shape where developments may go within Wiltshire.

“I would urge as many people as possible to sign up for their local online event to find out more about the local plan review and how to have a say.

“Anyone who can’t make their local online event will be able to view all the relevant documents online and submit their views.

“Measures will also be in place for those without internet access.”

The online event for Malmesbury will be held from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 21.

To sign up for an event and to find out more, visit

People without access to the internet can call 0300 456 0100 to request physical copies of documents.

After signing up, people will be sent a link to their chosen online meeting in advance of the meeting.