Tag Archives: Regional Spatial Strategy

Village Expansion: Your chance to influence the Background Documents – Postponed

Note: Meeting on 23rd November @ 7:30 in the Village Hall

Meeting postponed. Revised date: TBD Continue reading Village Expansion: Your chance to influence the Background Documents – Postponed

Swindon Advertiser – Council puts forward its own scheme

Charley Morgan of the Swindon Advertiser today wrote an article on the Parish Councils response to the Regional Spatial Strategy.

‘NOT in my back yard’ is the usual response from many a picturesque village when a planning application for a large housing development lands on its doorstep.

But a village near Swindon is taking its future into its own hands by offering up land in the centre of the village to be built on.

Rather than an blanket objection to any houses being built in its environs, South Marston Parish Council has been working out where it might be able to accommodate a few extra families. Continue reading Swindon Advertiser – Council puts forward its own scheme

Making South Marston a great place to live

Making South Marston a Great Place to Live

Background:

You will recall that the replies the questionaire and public meeting in 2006 accepted that development at South Marston was inevitable and, to some extent desirable. They authorised the Parish Council to change its policy and seek to influence development rather than simply oppose it. We facilitated the preparation of the Village Plan that was submitted to Swindon Borough Council (Swindon) in 2007. That Plan implied a growth of about 300 homes to the South of the village.

At that stage Swindon had indicated to the Regional Authority that it would accept grpwth of 32,000 houses in the period to 2026, many of which were allocated to the Eastern Development Area (EDA), which lies between the village and Commonhead. In fact the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) requires the Borough to take 36,000. Continue reading Making South Marston a great place to live