News from Ridgeway Ward

As part of the construction of the Southern Connector Road, it is necessary to close The Marsh to through traffic for 11 months.


Bus timetable below (awaiting Swindon Bus) - pedestrian and cycle access maintained and an 'on demand service' for those unable to walk to the bus stops outside The Marsh.


Local Plan Review:


The 'Local Plan Review' is currently out for a final 'Regulation 19' consultation on sites across the Borough for housing and employment land. This includes large brownfield sites such as the former Honda site and large urban extensions where the majority of our proposed housing is concentrated.


There are some small scale sites in both Wanborough and Bishopstone which are proposed and you have until the 16th September to comment.


In Wanborough the two sites are one at the rear of Warneage Green (to the West of Pack Hill) and on off Hewers Close - also from Rotten Row.


There are two in Bishopstone – one at New Town Lane and one in The Forty.


In light of legislative changes and representations made, the Council has now prepared a revised Draft Local Plan Review to guide and mange development to 2036. A seven week formal period of consultation on this revised Draft Local Plan 2036 document is open from Thursday, 29 July to Thursday 7th October 2021, 5.00pm.


This is the final opportunity for you to have your say on the legal compliance and soundness of the Local Plan before it is submitted to the Government for examination by an independent Planning Inspector.


Representations made during this consultation period will be sent to the Planning Inspector for consideration through the examination process.


Responses made during the previous consultation will also be made available to the Inspector.


The consultation documents, including the Draft Local Plan Review 2036, accompanying Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and other relevant information can be viewed, downloaded and commented on at the consultation portal, which is the preferred method for response.


Alternatively you can use the form below to respond via e-mail at: or by post to:


Swindon Borough Council Planning Policy
5th Floor, Wat Tyler House
Beckhampton Street
Swindon, SN1 2JG.


Please also read the documents below for further details on how to submit your representations to the Council and what you must consider when preparing your representations:



The site descriptions are below, together with the plans.




Cllr Gary Sumner

Ridgeway Ward



Tel: 01793 790814


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