Public art and cycling route among plans for Honda site

By Barrie Hudson - 26 September 2023


Swindon Borough Council is highlighting benefits of the proposed redevelopment of Swindon's former Honda site.

Plans were recently agreed for the future of the 370-acre South Marston location.

A council spokesperson said Panattoni’s proposals would invest some £700m into the site, creating thousands of new jobs in what was the largest commercial planning application ever submitted to the council. 

It will also see £5.5m invested by the company into wildlife provision around the borough.

In addition, further funding will include:

- £248k for the Great Western Community Forrest

- £745k to improve the junction of the A419 and roads to Blunsdon

- £100k to improve cycling and walking infrastructure around the site

- The development of a travel plan to help people access the site without cars

- The installation of public art

The plans, the council says, will allow Panattoni to demolish Honda's former factory to make way for 670,000 square metres of employment space, which will be created over the next few years.

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