Community Governance Review

Update on the Community Governance Review - April 2017

The boundary changes affecting Corsham and Box came into effect from 1 April 2017. This means:

  • The parts of Rudloe Estate which were in Corsham have transferred to Box.
  • There is no longer a Corsham Rudloe Ward. Corsham West Ward has been created.
  • Some of the land off of Westwells Road, including part of Wadswick Green now form part of Corsham Neston Ward.
  • Licences for the children's play area and goal posts at Rudloe have been surrendered by Corsham Town Council.
  • The Corsham Neighbourhood Plan Designated Area is being amended to reflect the new Corsham Town Council boundary.
There have been no changes to the number of Corsham Town Councillors, which remains at 20.

Community Governance Review - History

Corsham has grown by over 20 percent in the last 10 years and the settlement is due to expand much further in the next decade.

The Town Council is positive about managing development and there is a strong desire for us to take the lead through the Core Strategy, Strategic Plan and Neighbourhood Plan.

It is critical that this growth is sustainable. This means balancing economic, social and environmental considerations. In order to achieve this sustainable growth, the geographical area covered by the Town Council must be critically reviewed.

The Community Governance Review (CGR) is very clearly the most appropriate review mechanism. So, when the opportunity arose in 2013/14 to put forward a case for a Community Governance Review of Corsham, the Town Council was, and still is, very supportive.

The Town Council's documents relating to the process can be found here:

CGR - Revised Plans Dec 14

Further information is available on Wiltshire Council’s website.