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3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« on: February 17, 2009, 05:08:05 pm »
Another 3,000 homes to be tacked onto West Swindon says joint Swindon BC & Wiltshire CC study.

See www.swindonlink.com

Note: there is a public exhibition at Purton on Friday 4 March.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2009, 05:46:23 pm »
Wiltshire Council are still proposing 3,000 homes north of Peatmoor, next to Purton.
See www.swindonlink.com/news/show/1353 for the aerial picture showing how close this is. Check out the public meeting dates in early December, go along and see the full horror.

Combine this with 2,500 homes that Crest wants to build within Swindon Council at Tadpole Lane, and massive traffic congestion, lack of fresh water supply, floods from the River Ray and sewage backing up are a very real possibility.
See Tadpole Lane story at: http://www.swindonlink.com/news/show/1354

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 12:26:39 pm »
The dam is starting to burst. At less than a week's notice Taylor Wimpey/DPDS consulting are holding a display of plans for 800 homes at Ridgeway Farm on Wednesday 26 May at Roughmoor Social Hall, Swinley Drive, Peatmoor. See details and drawings at www.swindonlink.com

See how the issue has been developing over the last three years at: http://www.swindonlink.com/news/wiltshire-plan-3000-homes-for-swindons-western-border

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 05:28:36 pm »
Does anybody have contacts in Pembroke Park and also Westlea? Please let them know of the plans for Ridgeway Farm. It might have major impact on flood potential of the River Ray upstream.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 05:37:05 pm »
and what are our two new MP's doing about this situation please?

Come on Robtin  Bucklinson here is your chance to shine or have you forgotten us already?

Nice to see you at Mayor Making today but shouldn't you be in London stopping this nonsense?

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010, 05:43:09 pm »
The coalition has agreed to scrap the stupid RSS planning system - see extract from the agreement on the site - as Robert stated pre-election. Now they have to give local councils the backbone to resist the demands of housing developer legal teams.

Just added at www.swindonlink.com picture of new mayor and mayoress.

Still awaiting offers of leaflet distributors this weekend to get people to see the plans.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010, 05:48:42 pm »
Hi Roger call me on 874787 and I will do The Bramptons and the top of Cartwright Drive down to Renault but not Old Shaw Lane or the bottom part of Cartwright.  I think that little lot will keep me amused for the weekend!

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2010, 05:54:33 pm »
Keith Williams is coordinating distribution and I've asked him to contact you asap.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2010, 06:03:34 pm »
KW has been in contact and I will cover the streets in my previous post.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 06:08:18 pm »
TalkSwindon connections operating at warp speed.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 06:14:45 pm »
TalkSwindon connections operating at warp speed.

pfft warp speed............bad news travels faster ;)
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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 10:16:54 am »
Taylor Wimpey claimed to have distributed 9,000 colour leaflets of Wednesdays public consultation via The Star + 2,000 through a separate distribution. Very few, if any, people have seen it. If you live in West Swindon, but did you get it through your door?

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 10:20:46 am »
Taylor Wimpey claimed to have distributed 9,000 colour leaflets of Wednesdays public consultation via The Star + 2,000 through a separate distribution. Very few, if any, people have seen it. If you live in West Swindon, but did you get it through your door?

Not on Shaw Ridge Roger, but then I do not receive the Star.

Has anyone heard anything from Robtin Bucklinson on this issue, the silence is deafening here.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2010, 10:27:22 am »
Ask him and let me know: Robert Buckland <robbuckl@globalnet.co.uk>

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2010, 10:30:30 am »
Ask him and let me know: Robert Buckland <robbuckl@globalnet.co.uk>

OK Roger I will but via They work for us - it seems to provoke a response or so I am told.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2010, 06:36:48 pm »
Taylor Wimpey submit application to Wiltshire Council for 800 homes north of Peatmoor, but over the border in Wiltshire. Opposition to be rallied in early 2011. Read about it at: http://bit.ly/ridgeway

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2010, 08:53:17 pm »
With this and Coate and Tadpole looks like the Tory MPs are in for the loss of some votes.  :santa_rolleyes:

The Link also has this about an appeal.
http://www.swindonlink.com/news/developer-to-appeal-hook-north-planning-decision

http://www.swindonlink.com/news/developer-appeals-against-grange-park-housing-decision
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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2010, 10:59:28 am »
We do not need these houses and Swindon will end up paying for the services that the Council Tax payers of Wiltshire will enjoy.  That is apart from the traffic chaos that will ensue in West Swindon that is already at breaking point and about which Tory Cabinet Member for Transport Peter Greenhalgh is either unwilling or incapable of doing anything about.

Ringer is right if the Tory MP's do not sort out this issue immediately they will lose sufficient votes mine included if they do act immediately to ensure that this issue is quashed now.

Sitting on the fence (something of a habit with the dynamic duo) is no longer an option!

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 04:43:23 am »
One day, perhaps quite soon, the recent protestations and media gurnings of the Freshbrook & Grange Park Councillors  will be seen for what they were: Hollow and hypocritical.

Cllrs Dickinson, Bray & Greenhalgh always knew the developer would appeal, just as they already know that SBC will not robustly oppose the Hook lane development.

About 20 weeks until tricky Dicky is up for re-election.

He won't be getting my vote and I'll set aside some time to make him work hard, (and honestly this time), for every vote he does get.

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Re: 3,000 more dwellings to be directed West of Swindon
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010, 09:03:43 am »
Geoff,

When it comes to planning applications, like you say, one councillor, even both or all the councillors in the area can vote against it, but the rest vote for it. It's a very old trick and keeps 'your' councillor from taking the blame.  But sometimes it's better the devil you know than the devil you don't!

The best way to stop the development is to appeal to all of those it will effect and get their names or work against EVERY councillor. 
Who is likely to get voted in, if Cllr Dickinson doesn't?  Will they be more effective at fighting development? 
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