RESIDENTS in the Pickwick Conservation Area of Corsham are to be consulted for a local appraisal that could influence planners.

The Pickwick Association is carrying out the consultation on behalf of Wiltshire Council. The appraisal could become part of planning policy when it is adopted.

It has been put together by local residents John Maloney, author of A History of Pickwick and its Buildings, and Tony Clark, the Association's vice-chairman.

Association chairman David Taylor said: "Our aim has been to provide a written record of what’s special about Pickwick in historic, architectural and social terms.

"This is particularly important during the present times when decisions are made regarding planning applications or any proposed future developments in Pickwick."

The association now needs people’s comments and views to enable Wiltshire Council’s adoption of the appraisal.

This will give the Conservation Area the recognition it deserves, ensure it is appropriate for 2021 and beyond, and places it in the context for any future expansion.

The appraisal can be found at: The deadline for comments is February 28. Please send to