SWINDON BOROUGH LOCAL PLAN 2026: Pre-submission consultation document Dec 2012.
Objections must be submitted to Swindon Council by 6pm on Thursday 21st February 2013 and the document can be viewed at Wat Tyler House, in Swindon libraries or online at http://www.swindon.gov.uk/localplan where you can also download a form to respond.
The main points to make about the Commonhead Policy NC2 are that it fails to protect the buffer land in perpetuity and fails to include countryside to the south of Coate Water that is also important for its historic (bronze age settlement), literary (Richard Jefferies) and ecological (to link Coate Water SSSI to Burderop Wood North nature reserve, to protect otter streams and the ecological quality of Coate Water) whilst the buffer is only indicated as a non-coalescence area on the Borough-wide proposals map. Request the additional wording indicated in red to the Swindon Plan policy NC2 and the justifications in paragraph 5.43 below and ask that the buffer zone is extended to include countryside south of Coate Water Country Park on the Proposals map.
Policy NC2: Commonhead (pages 176-178)
Swindon Borough Council
Wat Tyler House West (5th Floor)