Object to Ridgeway Farm

I recently wrote something for the Swindon Link: http://www.swindonlink.com/news/the-ridgeway-farm-decision-where-local-democracy-died-a-little It was somewhat prescient given the recent planning applications put forward for Ridgeway Farm. Kevin Fisher, Chair of the Shaw Residents’ Association has done an excellent review of the allocated parking and likely on-road parking ~ accidents just waiting to happen. I encourage you to go to: http://www.shawresidents.org.uk/ridgeway-farm/ where the SRA has identified the key issues with respect to the current two applications, all relevant details on how to object are provided. We need to point out the flawed nature of this […]

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Not good news for Purton

The recent exhibition by Hannick Homes of the proposed 28 houses laid bare the cynicism we have come to expect. Representatives of Hannick Homes confirmed that: they know that this proposal is outside the framework boundary and hope that the recent Widham Farm High Court decision clears the way for this; they are intending, over time, to completely develop all the fields they have options on behind Jewels Ash, changing the green centre of Purton for ever, this is just the start; all footpaths in the vicinity (even the one […]

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Yet more plans for houses

Hannick Homes has its eye on the fields behind Jewels ash yet again. The current proposition is for less homes than before but … At very short notice, there is an exhibition in the village hall, on proposals for a development of 28 houses, from 2:30pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday (20th June 2013).

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Transforming Purton Parish


Purton Parish consists of two villages (Purton and Purton Stoke) in Wiltshire. Parish issues concerning water, food, energy, waste, heath, education, safety, housing transport, economy, recreation, connectivity, and democracy are evaluated and discussed. With UK population at an all-time high of 60 million and predictions to add a further 10 million during the next 40 years or so, it is inevitable, for good or bad, that the parish will continue to change. To embed appropriate resilience for the future, a Foresight and Resilience Plan is proposed.

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