TIME is running out for residents and local businesses to have their say on projects to shape the future of Salisbury.

The public consultations for Salisbury Central Area Framework (CAF) and a project to reduce flood risk in the city come to an end on Friday (February 28) at 5pm

The CAF would guide future developments and initiatives in the city centre to make it a "more vibrant, attractive and sustainable place".

Projects proposed include the Fisherton Street gateway, a station quarter at the railway station, and transport accessibility.

It has been amended to reflect comments received from a public consultation held last summer.

The final document will be adopted by Wiltshire Council later this year.

The second project is a joint initiative with the Environment Agency to improve the watercourses in central Salisbury.

This aims to help reduce flood risk to residents and businesses, build climate change resilience, enhance existing and creating new spaces for biodiversity and improve public enjoyment of the river.

Three options are being put forward for the Ashley Road green space/Fisherton Recreation Ground.

The plans will be submitted as part of a joint planning application later in the year, which residents will be able to comment on at a later date.

A river park running through the middle of the city features in Wiltshire Council’s master plan for the Maltings and Central car park, which was approved in June.

The leader of Wiltshire Council, Councillor Philip Whitehead, said: “I’ve been really pleased with the amount of responses we’ve had so far. The two public exhibitions were well attended and I’ve really enjoyed reading the views of local residents & businesses.

"If you were unable to attend, or haven’t yet had your say, please complete the survey, as the feedback we receive is vital. Your views are crucial in shaping the future of Salisbury.”

Complete the survey online at wiltshire.gov.uk/salisbury-future, by emailing the survey to futuresalisbury@wiltshire.gov.uk or posting to Future Salisbury, Wiltshire Council, The Council House, Bourne Hill, Salisbury SP1 3UZ.