Due diligence period for Lydiard Park Heritage Trust extended
23 November 2017
The talks between SBC and the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust over the future running of Lydiard Park have been ongoing since March of this year. Although discussions have gone well, further work needs to be undertaken on the condition survey of the building and the future of the conference facilities. The due diligence period has therefore been extended to February 2018 to allow an agreement to be reached that suits both parties.
The full story and press release is available on the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust website by clicking here
Mead Way improvements announced by Swindon Borough Council
31 October 2017
Below is the text posted by SBC:
We have received confirmation that Swindon Borough Council has been successful in our bid to the government’s National Productivity Investment Fund for the Mead Way Junction Improvements scheme.
Want to join us?
Please come along to a meeting
Neighbouring Parish Councils
Shaw Village centre litter pick / garden tidy
Dates for 2018: 10 March, 21 April, 19 May, 23 June, 8 September, 13 October
Swindon Cycle Map
Shaw health walks every Monday 2pm
Meet at Lower Shaw Farm for a 2:15 start. The walk is for about 40 minutes.
Application to build 81 house on land opposite Moulden View
4 October 2017
SRA objection sent – click here to read it
Yet more houses on land between West and North Swindon. The developers are back with a proposal to Wiltshire Council for 81 dwellings opposite the recently built Moulden View development – to the north of Purton Road in the dip past the railway line.
And again, because the site is in Wiltshire, the developers play on its location within Purton Parish area and downplay the fact that this in effect an extension of Swindon with all the consequent pressures it will bring, not least the impact on traffic flows within West and North Swindon.
The SRA believes this application must be resisted for the following reasons:
For more information, click here.
Application to build four executive houses within the essential setting of Lydiard Park
3 October 2017
Permission refused, click here to read the SBC report
Brook Cottage Objections – click on the relevant line to read the paper
4 September 2017
SRA issues request to all SBC Councillors ref Brook Cottage application
To apply the ‘unequivocal objection’ they all signed up to with respect to the Taylor Wimpey application to this Brook Cottage application – click here to read the document
Small development proposals in West Swindon
22 March 2017
Sparcells: The site of the old community hut and car park is being looked at by SBC for about five houses.
Shaw: The green off Pilgrim Close behind Tesco (between George Tweed Gardens and the Ridge Green Medical Practice) is being assessed by SBC for 12-14 assisted living bungalows.
Why the Essential Setting of Lydiard Park must be protected from all developments
13 March 2017
Kevin Fisher, chair of the SRA writes “we have a responsibility to maintain the Heritage of Lydiard Park, which includes its rural character, for many generations to come. To do that, the rules for development within the Essential Setting need to be clear: all must be refused”.
To read the full story and background to this opinion either:
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