PRESS BRIEF – 9th November 2018
Launch of South Swindon Protection Group (SSPG)
Monday 12th January marks the launch of the South Swindon Protection Group (SSPG) – a rural protection group being set up by locals in response to a proposal by Wasdell Properties (Wasdell Group) to build 3 industrial units over 3 phases in fields between Wanborough and the North Wessex Downs AONB.
The designated area sits within an area of Non-Coalescence (NC3) within Swindon’s Local Plan 2026. Along the AONB (Pack Hill), it straddles the fields between The Marsh, Lower Wanborough, up to the village of Wanborough – and at 40 hectacres will be larger than the village itself.
The proposal is for a “Science Park” which is disingenuous – it’s an industrial proposal with some specialised manufacturing, 24 hour operation and distribution.
The Local Plan Review proposes no changes to NC3 or policies map - this proposal makes a mockery of the planning process.
This is part of the same plan that has already allocated;
The resulting impact on South Swindon area and environment will be significant and detrimental:
Covingham, Wanborough, Liddington and the A346 are already suffering from heavy traffic, particularly when there are issues on the A419, and these roads are not built for large vehicles.
We care passionate about protecting what little rural environment exists around Swindon
This is a campaign with longer term objectives to Protect Rural South Swindon – starting with the opposition of this development until the application is withdrawn or declined.
Our Launch is on Monday 12th November, at Wanborough Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.
Contact is as follows;
John Warr, Mail; firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel; 07956 306940
Website: www.sspg.org.uk Facebook: facebook.com/groups/SSPGaction
Call us today at 07956306940 or Email us at email@example.com
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Action Group opposed to the development of land in the non coalescent area or joining the AONB in the South Swindon Area
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