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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 […]

  • Applications


    141 CASTLE STREET, SALISBURY – 23.06.2019:  This office building was originally built in the 1970s, as the national headquarters of the long-defunct Council for Small Industries in Rural Areas. Having decided not to proceed with use of the current system which allows easy change of use for office to residential, developers have now put in […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Housing

    New Housing

    Update 01.06.2019  Housing site allocations plan          This has now been to a public enquiry, with no date yet known for publication of the inspector’s report. This will be crucial in determining when any additional sites need to be found by Wiltshire Council. If they do, the owners of the Britford Lane fields will undoubtedly put […]



    Salisbury is currently undergoing a period of change with a number of agencies contributing their relevant  proposals for  the revival of the city, such as ‘competitive brand positioning’, the Masterplan for the Maltings and Central Car Park,  and an  application to the Future High Streets Fund. Below we set out the Society’s response to the first draft […]

  • 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 […]