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The controversial Inlands Farm (Swindon Science Park) planning application has been granted an extension of time to Feb 2020



An extension of time for the Inlands Farm planning application for a Science Park (including light industrial uses) has been granted to the end of February 2020 to allow the applicants to submit additional information on which there will be public consultation.


When the additional information is submitted residents and interested parties will be updated.


Gary Sumner – your Ridgeway Ward Councillor





- sites in Wanborough


The Consultation on the 'Local Plan Review' commenced 29/7/2019 to 23/9/2019


I have added the above image showing the sites in Wanborough which are:


Land between Kite Hill & Mayfield

Land between High Street and Rotten Row

Land in Ham Road next to the doctors.


For my next Ward Councillor drop in (at Wanborough Village Hall) on the 7th September I will have large scale plans and site descriptions and can help if you are unsure of how to comment effectively.


In most cases where closely affected residents may be concerned so it is important that any respresnetation you make counts.


I will NOT be at the Wanborough Parish Council meeting so I have extended my Ward Surgery to two hours to be able to engage as positively as possible.


This will be your opportunity to look & discuss the plans / your concerns.


Gary Sumner – your Ridgeway Ward Councillor



Hundreds of residents attended the public ‘drop in’ events to showcase the forthcoming road improvements in East Swindon and Wanborough.


In order to facilitate the building of 8,000 new homes on land to the east of the A419, the Council is undertaking a series of major roadworks to increase capacity at key junctions.


The first improvement scheme will take place at the White Hart roundabout this October. This project will involve the construction of a new northbound on-slip road from the roundabout onto the A419, replacing the existing unconventional and below-standard slip road.


Then, in January 2020, important changes will be made to the Gablecross junction. These include making the junction larger and adding traffic lights.


Also in January, construction work will begin on the Southern Connector Road, a new road which will link the New Eastern Villages development with Commonhead roundabout.


Other works to increase capacity have been proposed at junctions to the west of the A419 – namely, Piccadilly roundabout and the Nythe Road/Oxford junction. Improvements to these will start in March 2020.


The Council is ensuring that the necessary transport infrastructure is in place before the houses are built.


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Gary Sumner – your Ridgeway Ward Councillor



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Gary Sumner

Ridgeway Ward



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