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Planning Event Slides – 12 June 2012

Below are the planning boards and slides which were used at the South Marston Planning Event held at the South Marston Hotel on 12th June 2012. The materials provided here have been provided by Swindon Borough Council.

Colin McEwens photos of the village flooding experienced on 29th April which were presented at the meeting: Click here. Follow the map link on the right hand side to see where the photos were taken.

We also have the Technical Note – regarding the Traffic assessment through the village.


Swindon hotel joins Accor Mercure brand

A hotel in Swindon owned by Focus Hotels is to use Accor’s Mercure branding as part of a franchise agreement.

The South Marston Hotel – which will now be known as the Mercure Hotel Swindon East – is among ten hotels throughout the UK that have been rebranded.

All of the hotels will continue to be owned and managed by Focus and no operations will change, but the company believes they will benefit from a wider marketing network through the association with Accor.

Focus said this will improve the amount of visitors from the UK and overseas and impact positively upon the local economies.

There are 700 Mercure-branded hotels in more than 50 countries.

Source: Insidermedia

South Marston Hotel Development planning application

Villagers are invited to view the plans for a small cluster ( 14 ) of Executive style houses to be built on land beyond the Hotel car park, which are now on display in the reception area of the Hotel.

A planning application will shortly be submitted and it is clear that the Parish Council intend to object to these houses without reference to villagers.

The profits from these houses will be used to upgrade Manor Farm Lane, install a cycle way, and improve the recreation facilities. This development is in keeping with the desire of the village not to undermine property values and fully comply with Swindon Borough Councils  desire to have more executive style homes to encourage business to the Borough.

Source: Robert Feal-Martinez

Email from MP Justin Tomlinson regarding the South Marston Hotel Development

In response to the article about his visit to the South Marston Hotel Development, MP Justin Tomlinson was asked to clarify his position on the development.

From: TOMLINSON, Justin <justin.tomlinson.mp@parliament.uk>

Date: 30 November 2010 21:35

Subject: RE: South Marston

To: Colin McEwen <ChairSMPC@southmarston.org.uk>

Having been invited to view a brief presentation on a potential development adjacent to the South Marston Hotel, I am very happy to set out my thoughts.

I firmly support Conservative plans to devolve planning decisions to local communities. It should be for you, and you alone as the local community to judge as to whether any proposed development is appropriate. As a former Borough Councillor for the Abbey Meads ward for 10 years, I have seen firsthand just how important it is for local residents to shape local development. Therefore it is essential that I clarify, my comments related to the type of proposed development, with regards that we as a town are short of high quality housing. The location of any potential development is not for me to judge, but that of local residents.

In my role as the local MP, I have raised these issues in Parliament on a number of occasions, including proposals to change the law to strengthen the hand of local residents and communities.

I have support the principle of new housing, whilst there is local demand, but it should always be on the basis of appropriate, high quality developments.

It is for you as the local residents to decide whether any proposed development at the South Marston Hotel, is, or isn’t appropriate.

Justin Tomlinson

North Swindon Conservative MP

Please visit my website to see how I am representing you: www.justintomlinson.com

North Swindon covers: Abbey Meads, Blunsdon, Covingham & Nythe, Gorse Hill & Pinehurst, Haydon Wick, Highworth, Moredon, Penhill, St Philip, Stratton St. Margaret and Western wards.

Advertiser – MP visits South Marston Hotel development

Swindon Advertiser, posted an article on its Your Neighbourhood Blog:

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon was invited to a presentation at the South Marston Hotel.

The owner of the South Marston Hotel, who has recently been granted planning permission to extend the hotel by 40 bedrooms, also wishes to develop a piece of land off Manor Farm Lane, in South Marston, the revenue from this luxury housing development would be re-invested in the hotel and village. Continue reading Advertiser – MP visits South Marston Hotel development