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  • Wilton Road, OMH Site

    Salisbury’s Old Manor Hospital was a mental hospital, which grew out of a private asylum started in the early C19th, and closed in 2000. Since then the small part of it to the north of the Wilton Road has been successfully tidied up, and the buildings re-used, but the major part to the south of […]

  • The Maltings

    The relocation of Salisbury library to Fisherton Street, or close by, has been an agreed local policy for at least 12 years, and has been supported by the Civic Society, as a sensible accompaniment to redevelopment of the Maltings. It enables the re-use of the existing library area as a new entrance to that part […]

  • Britford Lane

    The idea of building around 100 houses on two fields north of Britford Lane, within the Salisbury conservation area, was raised by the landowners early in 2015 as part of an exercise to find more land for housing, carried out by Wiltshire Council. The Civic Society discussed this proposal in April 2015, and sent the […]

  • Applications


    WHITE ROOMS, MILFORD STREET  10.10.2017 The Development Committee Secretary, Richard Deane,  reported on an update to the situation with these premises, proposals for which had been the subject of a presentation to the committee in May 2015, with a positive response, and with planning permission eventually following. Since then there had been no signs of action. […]

  • Old Sarum Airfield

    Old Sarum Airfield

    15/04004/OUT – OUTLINE PLANNING APPLICATION FOR 480 HOUSES AT OLD SARUM AIRFIELD The Salisbury Civic Society wishes to register a strong objection to the current proposal. 1. Impact on Conservation Area & setting of Old Sarum The historic airfield would be squeezed to an unacceptable extent by this proposal & it would lose both its […]

  • Castle Street, ex Aviva

    Castle Street, ex Aviva

    The Salisbury Journal has seen a lot of negative comments about the McCarthy & Stone proposals for retirement flats in Castle Street and Endless Street, but the Civic Society has welcomed them, though with some caveats. Its Development Committee was shown two versions of the scheme, in visits by the architect late last year and […]

  • New Housing

    New Housing

    Housing land supply A planning enquiry in early April 2019 is intended to set out which housing sites are acceptable to the local authority. Wiltshire Council has produced its own list of preferred sites, which will now be scrutinised by a planning inspector, whose decision on whether the list is sound will be final. From […]