Views sought on plan for Tesco and 300 homes

RESIDENTS in Lydiard Tregoze and Royal Wootton Bassett are being invited to have their say on plans for a new Tesco supermarket, homes and other community facilities at Marsh Farm.

The proposals include landscaped, public open spaces and play areas for children. Part of the site is being ring-fenced for community facilities and residents are being asked what they would like it to be used for. All ideas will be considered before a planning application is submitted to Wiltshire Council in the spring.

Tesco’s corporate affairs manager Beth Greenhouse said: “We are looking forward to meeting local people and talking about what matters to them during our consultation, which will last a few months.”

The proposals for Marsh Farm include a community supermarket slightly bigger than Sainsbury’s in Royal Wootton Bassett, around 300 new homes including affordable homes, homes for older people, a community hub and play areas for children.

Lydiard Tregoze Parish Council chairman Peter Willis said: “We have listened to what is being proposed and are taking our time to consider the plans and what they mean for our community.”

Details of the public consultation will be advertised in the New Year.

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5:11pm Mon 23 Dec 13

John Smith II says...

I am amazed that the market for supermarkets in the wider Swindon area is not already satured - how long until the bubble bursts?
I am amazed that the market for supermarkets in the wider Swindon area is not already satured - how long until the bubble bursts? John Smith II

6:18pm Mon 23 Dec 13

faatmaan says...

what no social housing !
what no social housing ! faatmaan

6:19pm Mon 23 Dec 13

GimmeStrength says...

No problem with the supermarket and homes being built as long as something is done to ease the traffic on a already saturated A3102....particularl
y during peak times.
No problem with the supermarket and homes being built as long as something is done to ease the traffic on a already saturated A3102....particularl y during peak times. GimmeStrength

8:16pm Mon 23 Dec 13

house on the hill says...

faatmaan wrote:
what no social housing !
Dont worry, when they cant sell them in the marketplace, they will be sold as social housing or some other stupid scheme that keeps house prices artificially high so that no one can afford to buy without "help" and of course its good for votes, until the housing market takes off and then no one wins apart from estate agents, lawyers and mortgage companies.
[quote][p][bold]faatmaan[/bold] wrote: what no social housing ![/p][/quote]Dont worry, when they cant sell them in the marketplace, they will be sold as social housing or some other stupid scheme that keeps house prices artificially high so that no one can afford to buy without "help" and of course its good for votes, until the housing market takes off and then no one wins apart from estate agents, lawyers and mortgage companies. house on the hill

10:55pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Mukkin says...

People seriously must be sleep walking, if you're happy for Tesco to encroach on Bassett, steal customers from local shops, increase traffic, invite a more transient population, then so be it, however, within ten years you will lose everything that is wonderful about Bassett, the community, the social cohesion, the wonderful local shops and real local people, of course, it's easy to poo poo what I'm saying, but anyone with any foresight can see and has seen it happen elsewhere.in the name of consumerism and greedy property development.
People seriously must be sleep walking, if you're happy for Tesco to encroach on Bassett, steal customers from local shops, increase traffic, invite a more transient population, then so be it, however, within ten years you will lose everything that is wonderful about Bassett, the community, the social cohesion, the wonderful local shops and real local people, of course, it's easy to poo poo what I'm saying, but anyone with any foresight can see and has seen it happen elsewhere.in the name of consumerism and greedy property development. Mukkin

11:10pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Mukkin says...

John Smith II wrote:
I am amazed that the market for supermarkets in the wider Swindon area is not already satured - how long until the bubble bursts?
It is saturated, but we're dealing with greedy, powerful organisations who care little about the damage done to communities for the sake of lining their fat dirty pockets.

I could name many a village and town in Berkshire that was once like Swindon and Bassett, now they are truly saturated, not just with Tesco, but cars, traffic lights, over population, over crowded schools, doctor surgeries and hospitals, where council letters are sent out in 10 different languages, if people do nothing then they get what they are given.

No doubt some bleeding heart liberal or leftie will come and tell me I need to change, embrace, welcome, but that's what they have said before, unfortunately, I've lived with the results :-D
[quote][p][bold]John Smith II[/bold] wrote: I am amazed that the market for supermarkets in the wider Swindon area is not already satured - how long until the bubble bursts?[/p][/quote]It is saturated, but we're dealing with greedy, powerful organisations who care little about the damage done to communities for the sake of lining their fat dirty pockets. I could name many a village and town in Berkshire that was once like Swindon and Bassett, now they are truly saturated, not just with Tesco, but cars, traffic lights, over population, over crowded schools, doctor surgeries and hospitals, where council letters are sent out in 10 different languages, if people do nothing then they get what they are given. No doubt some bleeding heart liberal or leftie will come and tell me I need to change, embrace, welcome, but that's what they have said before, unfortunately, I've lived with the results :-D Mukkin

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