Local Plan Review by Swindon Borough Council
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Message from SBC:
As you are aware, the Local Plan Review is underway. The Council will shortly be consulting on a range of alternative options for meeting the Borough’s housing and employment needs during the plan period to 2036. Included within the reviewed Plan are also draft revised development management policies to guide decision making on planning applications submitted to the Council.
From Monday 29th July the documents can be viewed on our consultation portal which can accessed at: www.swindon.gov.uk/localplanreview. Paper copies of the documents will also be available at SBC Reception, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street and these libraries: Central Swindon, North Swindon, West Swindon, Highworth, Wroughton and Parks.
The consultation begins on Monday 29th July and continues for 8 weeks until 5pm Monday 23rd September. We are seeking the views of residents and businesses in order to develop the Council’s preferred approach which will be set out in the final draft plan to be consulted on during winter 2019/20.
Comments should be submitted using the on-line consultation portal available from the website above. Comments can also be sent by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Planning Policy, Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler House, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH but should respond to the questions posed by the Local Plan Emerging Strategies Summary Report.
View the latest from SBC on the SHELAA document here: Council removes Chiseldon Site from SHELAA
Update 19th December: Confirmation from Rebecca Davies from the North Wessex Downs AONB on their position of the Hodson Road site for potential development: “Is if an application were to be submitted to SBC for 30-40 houses on the Hodsons Road site and the developer could demonstrate special circumstances then the NWD AONB would not object to the principle of development and would be open to discussions with the developer or SBC on detailed design, layout and landscaping.”
Download the New Road planning application public meeting 11.6.18 as a PDF
Download the FINAL Public SHELAA meeting 15.11.18 notes as a PDF
Download the North Wessex Downs AONB notes after Parish Council meeting as a PDF
Download the North Wessex Downs AONB reply to resident query 11th Dec 2018 as a PDF
Download the Chiseldon Parish Council response to Swindon Borough Council for 3 SHELAA sites Dec 2018 as a PDF
Download the North Wessex Downs AONB reply as a PDF
Download the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Development – National Trust as a PDF
Download the SHELAA public Q&A as a PDF
Download the SHELAA Final Report Feb 2019 as a PDF
Download the Appendix Appeal Decision at Church Lane Birdham as a PDF
The site identified as SO432 in Badbury (shown on the map link below) was discussed at a meeting on Tuesday 5th March, arranged by Ward Cllr Gary Sumner at Liddington Village Hall. Around 30 local resident’s attended along with the potential developer, and a Chiseldon Parish Cllr, to find out more.
The current draft proposal is for a development of 16 houses, with 50% made available for affordable housing. The remainder would be 3 and 4 bed detached properties.
Opinions were shared on the suitability of using this area for a new development, and ideas were also suggested on how to make such a development (if it went ahead) the most appealing to the surrounding Hamlet of Badbury.
Items such as:
- Material used in the build
- Orientation of the properties with the road
- Car parking
- Garden size
- How to guarantee affordable homes for local people
- Building works traffic mitigation
Ideas for speed calming through the area were also discussed as part of this potential plan.
Any comments you wish to make about this proposed development can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and please do CC the Chiseldon Parish Clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be kept on file at SBC for the official consultation due in Summer 2019.
It should be noted that sites in green on the SHELAA do not guarantee a planning application will be approved, and sites in red on the SHELAA do not stop a developer from submitting a planning application. Any site would need to submit a planning application which would be discussed on merit by SBC and all consultees using current legislation and guidelines.
A further meeting is to be held to review the drawings with the suggestions given.