IT has been revealed that almost 80 percent of residents in Westbury want the town to retain its historical buildings as part of the campus developments.
The results of the recent survey were revealed at the Westbury Area Board last week. At the meeting the full details of the consultation into where to site a campus that would centralise many services, was unveiled at the area board.
People heard that locals were concerned about the effect on the viability of the town centre if a campus was sited elsewhere. And they agreed overwhelmingly for the idea of making better use of the library, the swimming pool and Leighton sports centre.
Now, members of the campus planning group will start to develop detailed plans which will come back to the area board later this year.
Brenda Pyne, chairman of the Westbury Shadow Community Operations Board, said: “We are delighted that more than 1,000 people took the time to give us their views about where a campus should be located in Westbury.
“We are now looking forward to working closely with services, partners and the community to develop a working proposal for a campus in Westbury that will be based on the results of the consultation.
“We will present these proposals to local people through a future meeting of the Westbury Area Board later this year and will keep people informed of our progress through regular updates.
If you would like to learn more about the campus or would like to get involved please email
campusconsultation@wilt shire.gov.uk or call 01225 718350.