South Marston Parish Council has made further representations to the planning application, saying that, in the absence of revised plans that address the issues raised in our original response, we now formally object to the planning application. Subsequent to this, comments have been published from statutory consultees on urban design, conservation and landscaping, each of which has raised significant problems with the content of the application documents. All comments can be viewed on the Swindon planning portal at:
It is unlikely, therefore, that the application process will proceed quickly. This does have one benefit – the construction work, originally planned to start in October, is unlikely to take place at the same time as the current White Hart closures.