Now I am glad to see this planning application has been rejected. However, I do not wish to see this land left empty forever, as the farm is no longer operational, it is a good location for houses, whilst keeping a good proportion of green space, the designs must be high quality and sustainable. They should fit with the existing surrounding homes.
I am certain we will see a future planning application for this land, at which point I will once again engage to ensure it meetings planning regulations and fits with the area.
This morning The Water Services Regulation Authority, or Ofwat (Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) announced final price review and determinations for all water companies in the UK.
The image shows the proposed Thames Water determination and profiling for the coming years.
From Monday, 16 December to Friday, 31 January the Council’s recycling crews will be collecting additional recycling, providing it is sorted correctly and presented in sturdy containers. The containers do not have to be Swindon Borough Council branded.
Additional recycling must be sorted by grouping paper and card recycling together and grouping glass and metal recycling together.
Your additional recyclable materials may be collected by a second vehicle at a different time. Please note we will not be collecting additional non-recyclable waste.
Last night I attended the Council’s Cabinet meeting to be involved in discussions.
🏗️ Shrinking the Town Centre shopping area. 🚗 Reducing traffic on Oxford Road. 🌳 Increasing tree coverage across Swindon. 💶 Investing in phase 2 of The Carriageworks. 🌍 Creating a sanctuary for Great Crested Newts at Mouldon Hill, which is in my ward Priory Vale.
We are working hard to improve things for all across Swindon, but I am particularly delighted to see the sanctuary for Great Crested Newts, the protection of green space within Priory Vale, and that we can achieve this with grant funding.