When completing the Questionnaire you may find the following information of some help.

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The word ‘Parish’ is used interchangeably with the words villageneighbourhood and community. It refers to the civil parish covered by the Chapmanslade Parish Council. 

Parish Boundary. Each parish has a defined boundary. You can see an outline of Chapmanslade parish by clicking here. Everyone living in Chapmanslade plus a number of people living just outside the boundary, for example on the border with Somerset and in Thoulstone, are part of our community therefore their views are important so have been included in the Questionnaire process.

Online Map of the village. A more detailed map can be found at the Know Your Place – West of England website at Click on Wiltshire, and enter your postcode in the space provided when you click the House at the top left hand corner.

Village Plan. In September 2016 the Parish Council decided to produce a New Plan for Chapmanslade to help guide their future decision-making. Various types of Plan are being considered depending on the needs of the community.

Voice of the Village (VoV) is data gathered from consultations with the community. You may find it helpful to view:

Village Voice. Initiatives arising from the Village Plan are referred to as Village Voice Initiatives.

Village Voice initiative is any activity happening around the village which is designed to help make Chapmanslade a better place to live, work, play and visit.


SECTION 1. Roads, Pavements, and Traffic

  • The village currently has a Speed Watch team in place monitoring the speed of vehicles going through the village. Speeding vehicles are reported to the local police who follow up with a warning notice and for a subsequent offence with a summons
  • The question about extending speed limits relates to both the Westbury end of the village, specifically past Dead Maids and onwards past the Short Street entrance / exit, and also to Huntenhull Lane where the 30mph limit currently ends just past Brimhill Rise.
  • There is also an unofficial Lorry Watch scheme in place logging over weight lorries using the High Street. Data is fed to the Parish Council and Wiltshire Council. Transport companies are contacted in an effort to deter further use of the A3098.
  • Traffic congestion at school drop-off and pick-up times, and therefore child safety, is made considerably worse if an over weight lorry comes through the village at these times. In 2016 the Parish Council set up a Traffic Working Party to review patterns of movement to and from the school. View the resulting Analysis Report.
  • In 2015 an independent TRAFFIC SURVEY was carried out as part of planning consultations for the proposed Barters Farm housing development.


SECTION 2. Community

  • The term ‘whole village’ is used in relation to events that would be open for all villagers to attend - as opposed to say events typically attended by a specific group, for example the church or the PTFA.
  • The word vulnerable is used to denote someone, perhaps who is elderly or without protection, who is at risk, either physically or emotionally.

SECTION 3. Facilities and Utilities

This section is about your opinion of the facilities and utilities provided in the village to enable you to enjoy living in Chapmanslade.

  • facility is PLACE, AMENITY, OR PIECE OF EQUIPMENT that is available for you or your family to use in the village. This could include a footpath, cycle path, play equipment, skittle ally, meeting room etc.
  • utility is a SERVICE that is useful, wanted or needed - such as electricity, mobile phone or internet connection, gas or water supply, or a train or bus service.


SECTION 4. Natural Environment

  • The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally and the interactions between them. It includes, amongst other things, animals, plants, soil and water.
  • The term ‘village street scene’ relates to the visual quality of our village – perhaps as you walk or drive through the village. What do you like or dislike? What could be improved? A street scene encompasses street signs, pavements, street furniture such as litterbins, seating and notice boards, street lighting, and landscaping / green verges.

SECTION 5. Development of the Village

This section covers housing development in the village, which is primarily the responsibility of Wiltshire Council. However, the Parish Council can make representations, which could affect those decisions. Developments that fall outside the current building line cannot proceed without local community and Parish Council backing.

  • Affordable Housing refers to both housing to buy and housing to rent, which is provided at a cost deemed to be below market levels as determined by the local authority (Wiltshire Council in our case). Affordability of housing reflects how easy it is to buy or rent a property and varies widely throughout the country depending on local incomes and local house prices.
  • The village building line (officially called the settlement boundary) is shown on the map below. The proposed revision (BLUE linehas not been adopted. For some reason the areas up towards Dead Maids and Short Street do not appear on this Wiltshire Council map.

 chapmanslade draft settlement boundary 2


SECTION 6. About You

Information about our community is very helpful when trying to get a better understanding of current and future needs, which is why this section has been included in the Questionnaire. Wiltshire Council provides some of this data based on census information (see graphs below).

Data supplied by Wiltshire Council Public Health Department.


Total Population: 643 people

(313 males, 333 females)





Total Population: 646 people

(313 males, 333 females)