SWINDON Council has unveiled its blueprint for 7,500 homes and an industrial park in the east of Swindon, part of the Eastern Villages plan. Continue reading Advertiser – 7,500 homes? No, Thank You
THE fightback against a plan for new factories and 7,500 homes is set to begin.
At least 100 residents are expected to flock to a public meeting about the Eastern Villages proposal, which would see up to five clusters of homes and an industrial park built to the east of the A419.
The development would be only slightly smaller than the one planned at Coate, but would be spread over a more scattered area between Wanborough and South Marston. Continue reading Advertiser – Meeting to discuss plans for factories and homes
People opposed to plans to build 12,000 homes to the east of Swindon believe their views are being ignored.
They claimed at a meeting to discuss the Eastern Development Area that local objections will have no weight and that those in power have not taken into account the implications on the infrastructure of Swindon.
Residents joined councillors in calling for greater self-determination and power over planning decisions at local level.
Continue reading Resident’s Fury over 12,000 homes plan
The letter reproduced below was sent from Rod Bluh, Leader of Swindon Borough Council, to Gary Sumner of the Eastern Swindon Communities Group.
It aims to clarify the councils position regarding the EDA, in light of recent articles in Swindon Advertiser.
Note: This article has been significantly updated since the original posting
Since a meeting on 15 October in the village hall, I have become aware of the strength of feeling in the village about the plans to build 12,000 houses in the Eastern Development Area to the South of the village.. Many residents here, and in other parishes affected by the proposals, want to oppose the development. They are surprised that the South Marston parish council is continuing to work with the planners to modify the proposals to bring them more in line with the village strategy, which so many of you helped to create in 2007. Continue reading Latest on the planned housing development – Updated