Residents are set to vote on a plan to shape the future development of key sites in a Wiltshire town.

Chippenham residents will have the chance to vote in a referendum on the town’s neighbourhood plan on Thursday, May 23.

The plan sets out guidelines for development until 2038 and would influence planning applications and the future of controversial sites like the Bridge Centre.

Voters will be asked to answer yes or no to the question “Do you want Wiltshire Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Chippenham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham town centreChippenham town centre (Image: Environment Agency)

Residents can vote at polling stations between 7am and 10pm or arrange a postal vote.

The plan can be viewed online or at Chippenham Town Hall, Chippenham Museum and Stanley Park Sports Ground.

A town council spokesperson said: “This is the culmination of over five years of hard work by the town council and local community volunteers.

“There are 22 planning policies, these range from an ambitious net zero carbon development policy, to local green space and green amenity area policies seeking to protect and enhance 48 green spaces in the town.

“The Plan also contains policies which provide design parameters for town centre sites like the Upper Market Place and the Bath Road Car Park and Bridge Centre site.”