Swindon Council planning documents for the New Eastern Villages approved

Swindon Borough Council have confirmed that two supplementary planning documents were formally adopted at Planning Committee on 11th October 2016.

The documents (Planning Obligations and Travel Framework) include the Masterplan, the Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP) as it relates to the New Eastern Villages and the Diversity Impact Assessment (DIA).

The SPD sets out a comprehensive approach for dealing with the development of the NEV, including the provision of infrastructure necessary to create a sustainable development as required by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

In an effort to reduce the amount of paper they produce they are not printing many hard copies of the document.  The SPD is available for public inspection at the Council Offices or can be seen here  www.swindon.gov.uk/spd (At the bottom of the page)

If you would like to purchase a hard copy or require further information, please e-mail: nev@swindon.gov.uk, or contact Angela Clack on 01793 466370.


Parish Council meeting: November and December

The minutes from the November Parish Council meeting are now available to read. In this meeting, the Parish Council discussed a wide range of topics, including:

  • The phone box
  • The Welcome Pack
  • St Julians Christmas Carol event
  • The Orchard

Minutes of monthly Council meetings

Please note that these minutes are draft until approved by the Parish Council at the next meeting.

The next meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 20th December 2016 at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. An agenda will be posted shortly before.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and ask questions during the Open 10 minutes at the start of the meeting.

Don’t miss our Christmas decoration competition!

Christmas Decoration Competition – Judging on the 15th December at the school 

A gentle reminder that Little Ted is running a Christmas Decoration Competition for all children who live in the village of South Marston and all pupils and siblings that attend South Marston School aged between 3-12 years old.

Your decoration should show the Spirit of Christmas and the diameter of the decorations must be between 76mm-80mm. It needs to have a string or ribbon loop attached so it can be hung. Each decoration should have a card accompanying it with your name and age and contact number and needs to be placed next to/attached to  your decoration.

All decorations to be delivered to the school from the 13th December and no later then 9.30am on the morning of the 15th December as judging will start at 10.30am.

Each age group listed below will have a runner-up and winner and we shall also have an overall winner.


3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

All winners will be announced at the Carol Service at the Gazebo in St. Julian woodland on the afternoon of the 15th December 3-4pm and prizes will be given out back at the school after the services.

All decorations will then be placed on the Christmas tree or around the church.

We look forward to seeing your decoration

Any questions please contact Alison Thunder on alison.thunder@bthunder1.plus.com

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