Its been rumbling on for years: extension to composting facility at Purton


Finally, after a several false starts, the application to retain the existing composting facility, access and increase in throughput is back on the table again, with revised traffic figures.

Whilst composting appears to be inherently a good thing, this application does require the temporary bridge over the railway line to be retained indefinitely.  The bridge was always supposed to be temporary to avoid industrial encroachment around the base of High Hills and towards Upper and Lower Pavenhill. Thus, this application has some serious sustainability issues as it makes incremental countryside development much more likely.

The documents are to be found here click here.

The full reference is 15/00401/WCM Parkgate Farm Waste Management Facility, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4HG and comments have to be made by 21 March 2019, either via the online facility (see above link) or via email to

There will be a further posting on this once all the documents have been considered.

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