PEOPLE are being urged to have their say on a plan that will shape Wiltshire up to 2036.

Wiltshire Council today opened its consultation on the Wiltshire Local Plan Review which will help decide how many homes will be built in each town and where they will be placed.

It is reviewing the Wiltshire Core Strategy, which from now on will go under the new name of local plan review, and wants people to fill in a questionnaire.

A spokesman said: "It is necessary to commence work on the review now to ensure that, in line with Government policy, we maintain an up to date plan for Wiltshire that plans over an appropriate timeframe for the new homes, jobs and infrastructure needed to support Wiltshire’s communities while protecting the local environment.

"We are seeking views on the scope of the review and the issues the council should consider in planning for the period to 2036. The review will involve the preparation of a Joint Spatial Framework with Swindon Borough Council. At this stage, no decisions have been made on the future locations for growth and development."

People can comment online via the council’s dedicated consultation portal:

By email using the representation form available on the web site and returned to; or

By post in writing to: Spatial Planning, Economic Development & Planning, Wiltshire Council, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN.

The consultation will close at 5pm on December 19.