Local protest group, the South Swindon Protection Group, today called for the classifications for the proposed land development in Lower Wanborough to be thoroughly re-evaluated.John Warr, the Group’s Chair, went further: “The South Swindon Protection Group has commissioned expert advice in the form of a number of technical reports on the many aspects of this application that trouble us. We have identified over 20 significant flaws in this proposal, which demonstrably flies in the face of the Swindon Borough Council’s own published ‘Local Plan 2026’, which sets out their intentions for Swindon developments for the next 7 years. This distasteful, cynical, speculative application should never have reached even this far in the planning process, and the Council’s planners should reject it forthwith.”
The central plank of the applicant’s proposal is that this is to be a “Science Park”. The Employment Land Report (ELR), relied upon in the Inlands Farm planning application, specifically refers to the UKSPA definition for “What is a Science Park”.
The SSPG are aware of Wasdell’s packaging and storage operation in West Swindon and our look at the plethora of documentation could not find any evidence that the operations outlined in the application resembled anything like that of a Science Park.
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OVER 600 OBJECTIONS to the proposed industrial development at Inlands Farm, Lower Wanborough,have been lodged on Swindon Borough Council's Planning site….with only one single “for” the proposal. The vast majority are residents with around 30 consultee responses too. This is a fantastic result and the highest ever received into SBC for an individual planning submission and our thanks to everyone who put in the effort to register their concerns.
Even though the “deadline” for objections has passed - they are still coming in. SBC are required to take objections up to the time they make their planning decision so it is not too late to register your objection!
Around 250 residents of Wanborough, Liddington and other eastern villages gathered in Lower Wanborough to protest the proposed industrial development in Lower Wanborough.
Braving the cold weather, people marched to the proposed site at Inlands Farm They lined up to show the expected size of the warehouse and distribution centre of what is being billed as a 'Science Park.'
This was the first of many planned demonstrations by the recently formed South Swindon Protection Group who oppose the planned development adjoining Pack Hill and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Local resident, Richard Angwin said, 'I have had a house in the village for nearly 15 years. It is a beautiful, tranquil place to live and this massive warehouse development will do nothing to enhance the area. We anticipate serious noise and light pollution as well as major access problems coming on and off the Commonhead Roundabout, the A419 and access to the M4.'
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