Plans on show for Eastern Development homes

This Is Wiltshire: The Eastern Development Area with Wanborough in the foreground The Eastern Development Area with Wanborough in the foreground

PROPOSALS for 2,600 homes at Lotmead Farm in Wanborough will go on public display next week.

The development, which is being lead by Ainscough Strategic Land forms part of the Eastern Villages masterplan and will see the creation of two new villages, Earlscourt and Lower Earlscourt.

As well as the thousands of homes, the villages will also include a local centre, primary school, public open space including playing fields and allotments and other associated infrastructure on land around Lotmead Farm.

The main access to the villages will be from the north from the A420, following guidance from the Eastern Villages strategic transport assessment and the results of studies undertaken on behalf of Swindon Council and the Highways Agency.

Paul Martin, the managing director at ASL, said: “The development of the Eastern Villages is very important in enabling the future growth and prosperity of Swindon.

“It is of utmost importance to us that we start talking with the local community as early on as possible and that our proposals, which are yet to be finalised, reflect their wishes and needs as closely as possible.

“We are keen to continue this dialogue throughout the preparations leading to the submission of the planning application.”

The plans will be on public display on Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23.

The exhibition and consultation events signal the start of the ongoing process to work with the public, local stakeholders and Swindon Council to ensure that the development will meet the needs of the local community, as well as support the wider growth of the town.

Initial plans will be available to view and members of the development team will be on hand to speak to visitors and answer their questions on Tuesday from 2pm until 8pm at Lotmead Business Village, and on Wednesday from 3.30pm until 7.30pm at Covingham Park Primary School.

Visitors will have the chance to provide feedback on the proposals and where possible, views, comments and ideas will be incorporated into the outline planning application.

For more information on the exhibition and consultation, visit www.earlscourt villages.co.uk or call 01793 608778.

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5:47am Thu 17 Jul 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

“It is of utmost importance to us that we start talking with the local community as early on as possible and that our proposals, which are yet to be finalised, reflect their wishes and needs as closely as possible.


Yeah.
I suppose we should believe that the community desire 2,600 units of sprawl.
...score -415 👎
[quote]“It is of utmost importance to us that we start talking with the local community as early on as possible and that our proposals, which are yet to be finalised, reflect their wishes and needs as closely as possible.[/quote] Yeah. I suppose we should believe that the community desire 2,600 units of sprawl. ...score -415 👎 Ollie Dognacky
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8:12am Thu 17 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Ollie Dognacky wrote:
“It is of utmost importance to us that we start talking with the local community as early on as possible and that our proposals, which are yet to be finalised, reflect their wishes and needs as closely as possible.


Yeah.
I suppose we should believe that the community desire 2,600 units of sprawl.
...score -415 👎
I think we all know that the "wishes and needs" will be completely ignored over the money from the developers. This will happen no matter what eventually.
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Dognacky[/bold] wrote: [quote]“It is of utmost importance to us that we start talking with the local community as early on as possible and that our proposals, which are yet to be finalised, reflect their wishes and needs as closely as possible.[/quote] Yeah. I suppose we should believe that the community desire 2,600 units of sprawl. ...score -415 👎[/p][/quote]I think we all know that the "wishes and needs" will be completely ignored over the money from the developers. This will happen no matter what eventually. house on the hill
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8:42am Thu 17 Jul 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

There is no need for more housing.....and it is bad for house prices.
There is no need for more housing.....and it is bad for house prices. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -2

10:44am Thu 17 Jul 14

Sandor Clegane says...

Net migration is still running at over 300,000 per year.

That's a town almost 50% bigger than Swindon arriving every single year.

It's what people voted for and what they keep voting for - that being the case, where are they supposed to live?

If you support uncontrolled immigration, you have no choice but to also accept that hundreds of thousands of houses must be built... and you're not going to achieve that by using a few convenient brownfield sites.
Net migration is still running at over 300,000 per year. That's a town almost 50% bigger than Swindon arriving every single year. It's what people voted for and what they keep voting for - that being the case, where are they supposed to live? If you support uncontrolled immigration, you have no choice but to also accept that hundreds of thousands of houses must be built... and you're not going to achieve that by using a few convenient brownfield sites. Sandor Clegane
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Thu 17 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

A.Baron-Cohen wrote:
There is no need for more housing.....and it is bad for house prices.
Clearly not a student of basic economics. There have been numerous reports on what happens when you don't build enough houses to the economy and none of them in a positive way, so what is your argument for not building then?
[quote][p][bold]A.Baron-Cohen[/bold] wrote: There is no need for more housing.....and it is bad for house prices.[/p][/quote]Clearly not a student of basic economics. There have been numerous reports on what happens when you don't build enough houses to the economy and none of them in a positive way, so what is your argument for not building then? house on the hill
  • Score: 0

1:39pm Thu 17 Jul 14

house on the hill says...

Sandor Clegane wrote:
Net migration is still running at over 300,000 per year.

That's a town almost 50% bigger than Swindon arriving every single year.

It's what people voted for and what they keep voting for - that being the case, where are they supposed to live?

If you support uncontrolled immigration, you have no choice but to also accept that hundreds of thousands of houses must be built... and you're not going to achieve that by using a few convenient brownfield sites.
It isn't just about migration, but it is an easy target. With people living longer that will have an effect too. But yes agree you cant have one without the other. Lets see what happens at the election and if we get to vote on the EU if the party that wins offers us that.
[quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: Net migration is still running at over 300,000 per year. That's a town almost 50% bigger than Swindon arriving every single year. It's what people voted for and what they keep voting for - that being the case, where are they supposed to live? If you support uncontrolled immigration, you have no choice but to also accept that hundreds of thousands of houses must be built... and you're not going to achieve that by using a few convenient brownfield sites.[/p][/quote]It isn't just about migration, but it is an easy target. With people living longer that will have an effect too. But yes agree you cant have one without the other. Lets see what happens at the election and if we get to vote on the EU if the party that wins offers us that. house on the hill
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Thu 17 Jul 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

house on the hill wrote:
Sandor Clegane wrote:
Net migration is still running at over 300,000 per year.

That's a town almost 50% bigger than Swindon arriving every single year.

It's what people voted for and what they keep voting for - that being the case, where are they supposed to live?

If you support uncontrolled immigration, you have no choice but to also accept that hundreds of thousands of houses must be built... and you're not going to achieve that by using a few convenient brownfield sites.
It isn't just about migration, but it is an easy target. With people living longer that will have an effect too. But yes agree you cant have one without the other. Lets see what happens at the election and if we get to vote on the EU if the party that wins offers us that.
That, and the breakdown of the family unit. Less and less people are getting married, and more and more people are living alone.
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sandor Clegane[/bold] wrote: Net migration is still running at over 300,000 per year. That's a town almost 50% bigger than Swindon arriving every single year. It's what people voted for and what they keep voting for - that being the case, where are they supposed to live? If you support uncontrolled immigration, you have no choice but to also accept that hundreds of thousands of houses must be built... and you're not going to achieve that by using a few convenient brownfield sites.[/p][/quote]It isn't just about migration, but it is an easy target. With people living longer that will have an effect too. But yes agree you cant have one without the other. Lets see what happens at the election and if we get to vote on the EU if the party that wins offers us that.[/p][/quote]That, and the breakdown of the family unit. Less and less people are getting married, and more and more people are living alone. The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
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