Planning consultants from New Masterplanners, working for Crest Strategic Projects, have met with residents’ association representatives in North Swindon and Blunsdon, and local councillors, to discuss the Design Code for first phase of the 1,695 home development at Tadpole Farm.
The residential design codes set out details and guidance on the character of each area: densities, building materials, building sizes, widths of roads, cycleways, footpaths, street lighting, car parking, landscape, open space and children’s play areas, tree and hedgerow protection and sustainable drainage systems.
Crest is now preparing to submit a Reserved Matters planning application as well as the design principles for approval by Swindon Council.
Kenny Duncan of Crest Strategic Projects, said: “Getting the Design Code for Tadpole Farm right is essential to ensuring the success of the development. That’s why we felt it was imperative to hold a meeting with community representatives to get their views and opinions on what would make it an attractive place to live. The meeting was really well attended with lots of open, helpful and candid dialogue taking place.”
Feedback is being reviewed by Crest Strategic Projects and incorporated into plans to be discussed at the next community meeting in early June.
Phase 1 of Tadpole Farm will cover approximately 23 hectares at the south eastern end of the site and will provide around 350 new homes.
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