Salisbury River Park: Public Consultation

We are being invited to take part in the public consultation for the Salisbury River Park project that has been given the go-ahead in Salisbury. 

Wiltshire Council and the Environment Agency are working in partnership on the Salisbury River Park project which will alleviate flood risk and deliver environmental and public realm improvements in central Salisbury. We are inviting you to view and comment on these proposals.

The project team says; the vision for the River Park is a lasting legacy of riverside green space and urban wildlife habitat for the people of Salisbury and its visitors to enjoy well into the future. The River Park area will better connect the linear riverside route from the Ashley Road Open Space towards Elizabeth Gardens, north to south through the centre of Salisbury along the margins of the River Avon. It will enhance the setting and quality of the river while delivering essential flood risk mitigation to protect existing and future residents and businesses, building resilience to the effects of climate change.

View the draft Icon for pdf Salisbury River Park Masterplan Consultation Nov 2020.

View the draft Icon for pdf Salisbury River Park Master Plan: Habitats Regulations Assessment Stage 1 Screening report for the masterplan.

The project also plans to provide critical flood risk alleviation infrastructure and environmental improvements in Salisbury’s central car park, Ashley Road Open Space and Fisherton Recreation Ground. This part of the project is being led by the Environment Agency, with support from Wiltshire Council and Salisbury City Council. 

Details about the Environment Agency’s Phase 1 proposals can be found online

Online webinars

Wiltshire Council and the Environment Agency will be hosting two online webinars where a presentation about the project will be given, along with an opportunity for you to ask questions. These will take place on
Tuesday 24 November 2020, 6 pm   Book Online   and Tuesday 15 December 2020, 2 pm  Book Online

How to comment

Comments are invited on the River Park Masterplan and Phase 1 proposals between 9 am Thursday 19 November 2020 and 5 pm Friday 8 January 2021.

Please complete the online survey – Survey

For more information visit the Wiltshire Council Website –

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