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Cathedral Draft Master Plan: Final Open Day

Posted By : Marie Thomas Tuesday 17th November 2015

On Thursday 19 November Salisbury Cathedral and Chapter are holding their final in Open Day exploring the Cathedral’s draft Master Plan.

 

The Open Day is taking place in the Chapter Office where members of staff and Chapter will be available throughout the day to answer any questions from members of the public. Large panels outlining the key ideas raised within the draft Master Plan are now on display in Salisbury City Library so that people can have a look at them in advance of the actual Open Day. 

 

Seif El Rashidi, who is responsible for running the Open Day said: “We really encourage people to express their opinions as our consultation period draws to an end. People made good use of the library display last time and many came to the Open Day, which was very gratifying. We also been consulting widely with other interested parties and stakeholders.”

 

The draft Plan, which is being developed with the support of Wiltshire Council, looks ahead to the next fifty years and explores how the Cathedral Close might develop during that time.

 

The Consultation

 

The draft Master Plan consultation was launched at the end of July and is a starting point in the development of plans to improve the experience of visiting, studying and worshipping at the Cathedral for current and future generations.

 

The Cathedral has invited and received feedback on the Master Plan from a wide range of individuals and organisations; talking to local statutory bodies and interest groups; and encouraging feedback from residents, visitors and worshippers as well as local businesses and schools through an online questionnaire.

 

Anyone who has an interest in how the Close will look and be used in the future is encouraged come along to the Chapter Office at 6 The Close between 12 noon and 7pm on the Open Day and to complete the Master Plan questionnaire which is available through the Cathedral’s website.

 

The consultation period ends on 31 December 2015.

-ENDS-                              

For more information contact Marie Thomas or Graham Smith on press@salcath.co.uk via the Cathedral Press office 01722 555148