Chippenham Today

Chippenham is one of the fastest growing old market towns in the west country and has attracted many medium to small manufacturing and servicing industries on industrial estates on the outskirts of the town.

After the Second World War Chippenham began to expand around the core of the earlier medieval town. The population is now at its highest with many of the community living in Chippenham but commuting to other areas using the M4 motorway and the Great Western railway.

Future plans for the continued expansion of Chippenham are currently under review and consideration. The town centre has major redevelopments in Emery Gate and Borough Parade and further town centre developments are envisaged.