Scheduling requests approved and denied in Swindon this week

LYDIARD MILLICENT: An urban planning file has been submitted for the creation of a caravan site for 12 gypsy families in Lydiard Millicent.

The land is to the east of Restrop Road on Lydiard Green, and if approved plans would allow two caravans each family, of which no more than one static caravan, as well as the laying of hard surfacing, the construction of a driveway and the installation of a sewage treatment plant.

The cover letter to the application states that the proposed development fully complies with the council’s criteria and that planning permission should be granted without delay.

The petitioners also claim that this is “clearly an acceptable location for a traveler site, in principle.”

The cover letter adds: “The council does not appear to dispute that there is an identified need for additional traveler sites in the area; and that the council cannot identify a five-year supply of deliverable land for the sites. gypsies.”

BLUNSDON: Plans have been submitted for 159 new homes on land off Latham Road in Blunsdon.

If approved, the development would provide a mix of 159 open market and affordable homes, the latter accounting for 30 per site.

Housing offered on the open market will target those with lower income thresholds, such as key workers.

There would be terraced and semi-detached houses, as well as three-storey apartments, and this included four wheelchair-accessible houses.

Access would be via North Latham Road, with internal roads and pathways to be built, and there would also be parking for cars and bicycles, including disabled parking spaces and electric vehicle charging stations 100% active.

ROYAL WOOTTON BASSETT: The owners of Greenacres Barn in The Gables, Ballards Ash, want to change the use of a small tract of farmland to a caravan store site.

The proposal hopes to mimic a similar caravan storage site located approximately 100m west of the proposed application site.

The Gales is a working farm and is home to approximately 200 breeding ewes, and the farming operations are undertaken by the applicant’s family. The applicant also operates an agricultural engineering business located in the former farm buildings of Ballards Ash.

ST MARGARET & SOUTH MARSTON: A full planning application is desired to create nine apartments on the ground floor of an approved apartment block to replace previously approved use as a nursery/crèche and intergenerational accommodation.

It is on the former WH Smith site on Greenbridge Road / Drakes Way.

If approved, there would be eight two-bedroom apartments and a one-bedroom house. Nine other two-bed apartments have already been approved on the first floor and nine more on the second floor.

External adjustments include repositioning of the main access and driveway as well as parking and landscaping required to accommodate the accommodation now provided.

The Design and Access Statement states: “Proposals retain the principles of the approved building, including its character, boundary treatment and landscape. The change will not materially affect vehicular traffic patterns.”

BISHOPSTONE: Helen Browning, of Eastbrook Farm, Cues Lane, wants to create five ponds.

Each pond will be dug under Natural England’s Great Crested Newt district-level licensing scheme to create habitat for a protected species.

Each basin will have an area of ​​150 m2 and a maximum central depth of 1.5 m.

The waste from each pond will be spread in a thin layer on the grassy ground in which the pond is located.

EXTENSIONS: Applications have been made to build extensions to houses, or to build or convert outbuildings and lofts at 52 Chelworth Road, Cricklade; 41 Upper Ox Hill, Purton; 17 Gilling Way, Covingham; 8 Smitan’s Creek, Covingham; 56 Purton Road, Swindon; 6 Devereux Close, Grange Park; The Steam Railway, 14 Newport Street, Old Town; 59 Churchward Avenue, Rodbourne Cheney; 15 Melrose Close, Eastleaze; 87 Wharf Road, Wroughton.

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