Friday, March 23, 2012

proposed design of development

We may not have the most up-to-date drawings of what Redrow Homes and Persimmon Homes propose to build, but these were the illustrations that accompanied their original 2010 planning application:

Coate style houses

Badbury Wick style

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Developers win the appeal

The Secretary of State has issued his decision about the Coate Appeal and the bad news is that we have lost. Planning permission has been granted and you can read the full report here:

The blame lies totally with Swindon Council who have pushed the Coate area forward for housing development and business/industrial use through the Local Plan and the emerging Core Strategy.  We have been stuffed by them and don't you forget it.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Mike Bawden _ candidate to represent Coate

With the May Borough Council elections looming in Swindon, you may not be aware that Coate is now included in the new Chiseldon & Lawn ward. To add insult to injury, Mike Bawden will be standing as one of the Conservative candidates for the ward. The man who promoted Coate for development and boasted about brokering a deal between the developers and the University of Bath in 2003 is now more than likely to represent the Ward. Here’s the article in the Guardian to refresh your memory.
Let us hope that he is blown up by his own bomb.