Placemaking Plan


The village of Saltford lies in the unitary authority area of Bath and North East Somerset and is situated between the cities of Bristol and Bath, being 7 miles from Bristol and 5 miles from Bath. The River Avon creates a natural boundary with Kelston and the village is surrounded by Green Belt. Saltford is classified as a rural settlement by Bath & North East Somerset Council. It has 4,073 residents (2011 Census) of which some 26% are over 65 years of age, 49% are in the 25-64 age range, 9% are aged 16-24.

Saltford’s Placemaking Plan was produced by a Working Group appointed by the Parish Council, and the community was consulted on its contents between 23 November and 6 December 2013.  Cllr Kevin Reeves would like to thank everyone who contributed to this process and those who responded to the consultation. 

The purpose of this plan is to complement the strategic planning framework provided in the Bath & North East Somerset’s Core Strategy.  It provides an updated and refreshed planning policy framework for managing development in the Parish of Saltford.

This plan comprises the following chapters (click on each link to open) which describe the “character” zones that make up the key areas of the parish - see the map of the 7 character zones

Snapshot Character summaries:

1. A4 Corridor

2. Housing development SOUTH of the A4

   Map of Curo land South of A4

3. Housing development area NORTH of the A4

   Map of Curo land North of A4

4. Conservation area

   Map of Conservation Area

5. River Frontage

6. Green Belt

   SSSI in Green Belt: Geological Conservation Review site Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

7. Satellite large sites within Green Belt (Burnett Business Park & Wessex Water Sewage Treatment Works)

Green Infrastructure Profile of Saltford:


Green Space Designation

Green spaces identified by Saltford Parish Council for potential designation in B&NES' Placemaking Plan:

Pedestrian link - proforma
Pedestrian link - map

Allotments - proforma
Allotments - map

Broadway - proforma
Broadway - map

The Shallows - proforma
The Shallows - map

War Memorial garden - proforma
War Memorial garden - map

Haselbury Grove - proforma
Haselbury Grove - map

Manor Road playing field - proforma
Manor Road playing field - map 


Green spaces initially recommended by B&NES for designation in the Placemaking Plan

Green spaces finally recommended by B&NES for designation in the Placemaking Plan  (B&NES Council has decided not to proceed with the designation of Haselbury Grove and Broadway as Green Spaces, at the request of landowner Curo)