The latest design ideas for building a sustainable community for the Pickard’s Small Field site in Gorse Hill will be shown to the public at a presentation on Saturday 9 August, 9.30am to 12.30pm, at Gorse Hill Baptist Church, Cricklade Road.
The event will provide an opportunity to see how the project has developed in response to feedback given at previous consultations over the last year and for people to voice further comments and concerns.
Pickard’s Small Field, a development of around 180 new homes, is the first project by Hab Housing, the new residential development company established by television presenter Kevin McCloud. For this project Hab has formed a joint venture with Oakus Wiltshire Ltd, part of the Green Square Group that also includes Westlea Housing.
Hab/Oakus has been working closely with Swindon Borough Council to create a project which is designed to the highest standards of sustainable principle, respectful towards its context and the environment. The aim is to set a benchmark for future development both in Swindon and across the UK. (Pictured right, Kevin McCloud and Swindon Council leader Rod Bluh)
The project team is also working closely with community and environmental groups to ensure that the project is conceived within the context of a broader strategy to address flooding issues and improve the quality of the surrounding area, in particular the woodland and open green space which lie to the north and west of the site.
The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is currently developing plans to carry out improvements to the copse and brook and to implement a community-led maintenance regime.
Anybody interested in the development and the projects to improve and maintain the copse and brook close to the site is welcome to attend.
For details call Katie Scaife at Westlea Housing on 01249 466015 or mail: email@example.com
Kevin McCloud and Isabel Allen of Hab discussing project plans with Gorse Hill residents in June