This is not just another call to ‘protect the green space’, its a call to protect a way of life!
Big developers with huge budgets, expert planning & development consultants and a dedicated PR company. Wasdell mean business with this proposal. They are trying to sell us the concept of a 'Science Park' on the edge of Wanborough. It isn’t. It’s an industrial (distribution & manufacturing) site, which will be bigger than the village of Wanborough itself.
It flies in the face of the agreed non-coalesence zone, which was specifically set up to protect Wanborough, Bishopstone & Bourton from being urbanised. This area has not been included in the Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) and it borders the North Wiltshire Downs ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
To effectively oppose this application, the South Swindon Protection Group need to raise around £10,000 to cover the costs to get professional support to unpick the 184 application documents, build a coherent opposition strategy and engage with the community so you can help us oppose this development.
Wasdell Properties and Turleys have submitted a hybrid planning application for a gigantic B&Q / Symmetry Park style 50ft high, 33,000 sqm Warehousing and Distribution facility as part of a phase 1 full planning application that abutts and is accessed via Pack Hill with outline planning for a further 48,000 sqm of building space for another huge warehousing and distribution unit as well as some R&D facilities.
Phase 1 is a full planning application for a single large warehouse and distribution facility on one quarter of the site, on the southern boundary against Pack Hill and abutting the AONB. This 33,000m2 unit rises 15m into the sky and allows parking for 150 cars, includes a gatehouse and driver facility, with room for about 20 articulated lorries. Wasdell are looking for FULL planning to deliver this as part of phase 1 and clearly claim this will protect their 600 jobs. Access will be via Pack Hill just beyond the sharp cormer.
Formal notice to convene the innaugural meeting of the South Swinodn Protection Group. The meeting will convene to appoint officers and committee members, agree the consuitutuon and appoint sub commitees and sub committee members.
It was standing room only at Wanborough Village Hall as more than 100 residents packed the room to hear about what could be a major new industrial development.
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
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