Have your say on Swindon homes plan near Abbey stadium
11:43am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Latest News
A HOME developer is calling on the community to contribute to future plans at the Abbey Stadium.
Persimmon Homes Wessex is holding a public exhibition on March 11 at the Abbey Stadium between 10am and 8pm to give all interested parties the opportunity to drop in and discuss a draft proposal for 184 homes in Salzgitter Drive.
In August 2011, outline planning permission was granted by Swindon Council for the demolition of the existing stadium and construction of a new stadium with youth training facilities, 16,745sq metres of business floor space, a residential care home and 450 homes.
When granting outline planning permission, the associated section 106 agreement recognised the need for housing to enable the new stadium development and allows for up to 200 dwellings to be built and occupied before a contract for the new stadium can start. The proposals represent the first phase of the development with details of the stadium being subject to future consultation.
Steve Roche, managing director of Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “We want to give the public an opportunity to discuss with us the first phase of this residential development, which will feature a range of two, three and four bedroom family homes.
“Abbey Stadium has been identified as an appropriate location for future development, and as a responsible builder we want to be certain that any application we propose has been thoroughly considered by the local community it will serve.”