Proposals for the development of land at Lotmead Farm, Wanborough, will go on public display on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 July.
The exhibition and consultation events signal the start of the ongoing process to work with the public, local stakeholders and Swindon Borough Council to ensure that the development will meet the needs of the local community, as well as support the wider growth of Swindon.
Initial plans will be available to view and members of the development team will be on hand to speak to visitors and answer their questions on Tuesday 22 July from 2pm until 8pm at Lotmead Business Village, Wanborough, and on Wednesday 23 July from 3.30pm until 7.30pm at Covingham Park Primary School, Covingham.
Visitors will have the chance to provide feedback on the proposals and where possible, views, comments and ideas will be incorporated into the outline planning application.
The development, which is being lead by Ainscough Strategic Land (ASL), forms part of the Swindon Eastern Villages masterplan and will see the creation of two new villages, Earlscourt and Lower Earlscourt.
The villages will comprise around 2,600 homes together with a local centre, primary school, public open space including playing fields and allotments and other associated infrastructure on land around Lotmead Farm. Principal access will be from the north from the A420, following guidance from the Eastern Villages strategic transport assessment and the results of studies undertaken on behalf of Swindon Borough Council and the Highways Agency.
Paul Martin, managing director at ASL, said: “The development of the Eastern Villages is very important in enabling the future growth and prosperity of Swindon.
“It is of utmost importance to us that we start talking with the local community as early on as possible and that our proposals, which are yet to be finalised, reflect their wishes and needs as closely as possible. We are keen to continue this dialogue throughout the preparations leading to the submission of the planning application.”
For more information on the exhibition and consultation, visit www.earlscourtvillages.co.uk or call 01793 608778.
Below, map showing planned development: thick black line details the Eastern Villages boundary, thick red line is the land controlled by Ainscough and red shading are the two villages.