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To: Swindon Borough Council

Save rural South Swindon from developers

Save rural South Swindon from developers

Reject planning application S/OUT/18/1943

Why is this important?

Many people visit our villages for recreational reasons; socialising, sport, horse riding, cycling, running, walking their dogs. This development will change the nature of the villages we all enjoy for ever and, unfortunately, hindsight will be too late.

Please help us to protect our villages so that we can all enjoy them. And, do get involved in the fight – we need to stand together.

The developers mean business with this proposal. Big business with huge budgets, expert planning & development consultants and a dedicated PR company. 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 is as large as 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 Wessex Downs ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

How it will be delivered

This online petition will be combined with any paper signatures and delivered to the SBC planning department as part of SSPG's objections to the planning proposal


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Reasons for signing

  • The roads in this area are too narrow to take a significant increase in traffic. Cyclists & walkers are encouraged to visit with the Ridgeway nearby but accidents will happen with more cars and lorries driving in the narrow winding lanes.
  • Not a good sacrifice of green belt unless providing long term employment & affordable housing :(
  • There are industrial sites available elsewhere. Honda is closing, Next Gen gym is lying empty in Kembury Park. Cheney Manor could be redeveloped. Why destroy more natural habitats. I often see deer grazing there and flocks of birds. The fields look beautiful in the different seasons from lush green to sparkly frost which lifts my spirits. I will feel sad to lose this to grey concrete and more traffic congestion. Ultimately more consumerism destroying nature.


2019-03-02 15:11:09 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-14 23:18:59 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-14 19:59:54 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-14 18:37:03 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-14 17:50:02 +0000

10 signatures reached