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Parish opposes plan for 1,650 homes in Blunsdon

Swindon Advertiser: Parish opposes plan for 1,650 homes Parish opposes plan for 1,650 homes

BLUNSDON Parish Council has come out against proposals to earmark fields near the village for an estate of 1,650 new homes.

More than 100 residents packed Blunsdon Village Hall to discuss Swindon Council’s final draft of the Local Plan 2026, which seeks to earmark the fields between B4019 Broadbush, in Blunsdon, and Kingsdown Lane, for a new mixed-use development.

Blunsdon Parish Council remained tight-lipped on whether or not it supported the so-called Kingsdown development for weeks after it became public knowledge in October, but has now announced its opposition to the plans following a meeting this month.

The official response, sent to Swindon Council, states that a slimmed-down development on the south of Kingsdown Lane may be more acceptable, but says the current proposal is contrary to various clauses that are in the Swindon Small Scale Urban Extensions Study 2008.

The parish council also raises concerns with the proposed access, suggesting that rather than bring traffic from the site onto the B4019, the upgrading of the existing Kingsdown Lane south as far as the Highworth Road would provide an alternative access to the A419 without increasing the traffic on the B4019 and reducing the potential use of the Ermin Street/Lady Lane bridge.

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1:35pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Always Grumpy says...

Well, there's a surprise - NOT.
I don't recall the parish council informing me there was a meeting to discuss it, or was it intended exclusively for the selfish and self centred NIMBY's living in Blunsdon village?
Well, there's a surprise - NOT. I don't recall the parish council informing me there was a meeting to discuss it, or was it intended exclusively for the selfish and self centred NIMBY's living in Blunsdon village? Always Grumpy
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2:32pm Wed 27 Feb 13

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved...

I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used!
AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved... I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used! The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
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3:32pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Flatmandan says...

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man wrote:
AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved...

I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used!
I'm quite sure that the Tadpole farm development will affect Blunsdon a lot mor than this new Kingsdown development.
Selfish NIMBYS ha ha of course they are selfish that's why they are called NIMBYS.
[quote][p][bold]The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved... I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used![/p][/quote]I'm quite sure that the Tadpole farm development will affect Blunsdon a lot mor than this new Kingsdown development. Selfish NIMBYS ha ha of course they are selfish that's why they are called NIMBYS. Flatmandan
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4:58pm Wed 27 Feb 13

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man wrote:
AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved...

I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used!
Ah, but the difference is the Tadpole farm traffic won't go into the Blunsdon village........! So they definitely wouldn't care.
[quote][p][bold]The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved... I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used![/p][/quote]Ah, but the difference is the Tadpole farm traffic won't go into the Blunsdon village........! So they definitely wouldn't care. LordAshOfTheBrake
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6:06pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Flatmandan says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man wrote:
AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved...

I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used!
Ah, but the difference is the Tadpole farm traffic won't go into the Blunsdon village........! So they definitely wouldn't care.
The kingsdown development traffic won't go through Blunsdon village, if your coming from tadpole farm development to say highworth then you could cut through Blunsdon village.
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man[/bold] wrote: AG - I agree. Also living in the Blunsdon parish but not in Blunsdon itself, I don't recall hearing the same voice of opposition to Tadpole Farm, despite the fact that this will also be in the Blunsdon Parish and cause exactly the same set of problems to be solved... I also note that their idea of solving the traffic problem is to direct the traffic to somewhere else - they obviously don't drive regularly on the roads they're suggesting could be used![/p][/quote]Ah, but the difference is the Tadpole farm traffic won't go into the Blunsdon village........! So they definitely wouldn't care.[/p][/quote]The kingsdown development traffic won't go through Blunsdon village, if your coming from tadpole farm development to say highworth then you could cut through Blunsdon village. Flatmandan
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6:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

faatmaan says...

payback time for the bypass !
payback time for the bypass ! faatmaan
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