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Key routes in North Swindon identified for essential resurfacing maintenance

A series of key routes in North Swindon have been identified for essential resurfacing maintenance (please see an attached plan which demonstrates the areas in question).

A start date for the works has now been confirmed with our contractors. It is anticipated that some early preparation works will take place in the week commencing 2nd November, with the resurfacing programme intending to take place from 9th November for approximately 3 weeks. The nature of the work is weather dependent, therefore this may be subject to changes or delays which will be communicated accordingly. As mentioned in my previous correspondence, we have been working with our Streetworks Team to understand the most effective way to complete the works swiftly to reduce the duration of our contractor’s presence in each location, and as such road closures have been agreed.

The proposed programme, dependent upon progress and weather conditions, is as follows:

Monday 09/11/2020 – Thursday 19/11/20208am – 6pm Phase 1 – 5 Oakhurst Way / Tortworth Road – using phased localised closures as per the attached plan.

Friday 20/11/2020 – Monday 23/11/20208am – 6pm Phase 6 Lady Lane (Roundabout north of The Blunsdon Arms)

Tuesday 24/11/2020 – Wednesday 25/11/20208am – 6pm Phase 7 Elstree Way (Roundabout south of The Friary Toby Carvery)

Thursday 26/11/2020 – Friday 27/11/20208pm – 6am Phase 8 Manor Farm Roundabout (rear of the Orbital Shopping Park)

We have agreed with our contractor to ensure that access for residents is maintained at all times, and suitable diversions have been agreed with the Streetworks Team to direct drivers around the works areas. We understand there will be some challenges and minor delays during this time so we aim to move through each of the areas as efficiently as possible. It has also been requested that between each working shift in the same location, our contractor ensures that the road is made safe to be opened for use by residents and buses.

Our contractor will be setting out advance notification signs next week, giving drivers in the area two weeks advance notice prior to the works starting along Oakhurst Way. Further advance notification signs will also be set out at Lady Lane (phase 6), Elstree Way (phase 7) and Manor Farm Roundabout (phase 8) giving the necessary two weeks’ notice to the works in these locations according to the above programme.

To supplement the advance signage, we have worked with our Communications Team to prepare a letter for each of the locations, which will be shared with residents two weeks in advance of the works in the respective affected areas in Oakhurst, Ash Brake and those adjacent to the scheme in Abbey Meads / Haydon Wick. Please find attached a copy of these letters for your information. Letter 1 should be received by Oakhurst residents early next week, with Letter 2, and Letter 3 being finalised for issue to the affected residents in the coming weeks.

In addition, we will be contacting the businesses and schools in the area over the next week to give them an opportunity to ask any questions. Swindon’s Bus Company and Stagecoach Bus are also being kept up to date as the project progresses.

If you have any concerns I will be happy to discuss them. vmanro2@swindon.gov.uk


Swindon Advertiser quoting me in regards to a residents planning application, but not quoting directly

I was quoted in the Swindon Advertiser today. It would have been nice if they actually quoted, even partially, what I wrote, or even called to speak with me.

My full comments can be seen published on the public planning portal: https://pa1.swindon.gov.uk/publicacc…/applicationDetails.do…

“I write in reference to planning app S/LDP/19/1756 35 Voyager Drive.

I would like to register the following comments.

Voyager Drive and Apollo Close have limited parking.

Voyager Drive itself is a main through road to other parts of Oakhurst. Parking on this road is not easy and causes issues for passing traffic.

Apollo Close is a narrow and short cul-de-sac. It provides access to a few Voyager Drive residents parking and garages, along with Apollo Close residents.

Having spoken with the residents their plan is to create 2/3 parking spaces in the indicated area on their property, in order to reduce the need for the family to have to park on Voyager Drive or Apollo Close. This will compliment the 2 existing parking spaces the resident has, and make more space available road side to other neighboring residents.

The resident will try to keep some of the more mature green foliage along 2 sides of the area. This is important as we are losing too much green space to development.

I have spoken with some residents in the area and the general view is it will help the parking situation.

I do have the following questions:

Is a dropped curb required to correctly designate this as an off road parking? This could be important in future if there were enforcement action required due to access being blocked.

I would like to see some of the green space retained. I appreciate this is not public land, but when built it was designated as green space on their plot. Can a condition be placed that a percentage of the land remains green space?

I would like to see access to the parking spaces be located so it has minimal impact on others who may need to park road side.

I have attached an image with my thoughts on how best to implement, with minimal impact on other residents, whilst maintaining some green space.

Overall I am in support of the application and see no reason why we should not grant a certificate, provided it meets planning requirements.”

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/18126911.planning-approved-refused-applied-swindon-week/?fbclid=IwAR0kEIRUyEgV23HsTw4Of2VfcXxQJeTKQV6uQTnEeGrz1Rd1CUlUkNPaok8


Apollo Close, Oakhurst damaged curb stone to be replaced

A resident has contacted me regarding this curb stone on the footpath after seeing another post of mine.

(https://www.facebook.com/…/a.3854146120777…/501381130481129/)

The resident struggles to cross on his mobility scooter with the curb stone as it is. It has been reported, and will be scheduled in for repair/replacement.

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