Marsh Farm plans going on view

More plans on the development of Marsh Farm will be available to the public

More plans on the development of Marsh Farm will be available to the public

First published in News

RESIDENTS in Royal Wootton Bassett can find out more about plans to develop Marsh Farm at a consultation this week.

From 2pm to 6pm on Friday and 10am to 6pm on Saturday visitors to the Civic Centre will be able to view architect drawings and ask representatives questions about the proposals for 300 new homes, a Tesco supermarket and a community facility.

Sophie Akokhia, Tesco’s Corporate Affairs Manager, said: “We believe a community store offering a wide food choice will encourage more people to shop locally. This is important since the vast majority of residents are travelling to supermarkets outside of the town on a regular basis.

“We also hope to become one of Royal Wootton Bassett’s biggest employers.”

Nick Hardcastle, Director at Leda Properties, said: “The team is really looking forward to the community event and hearing what residents think.”

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12:37pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Lips1964 says...

I will never consider myself a NIMBY but the addition of 300 homes and a new Tesco will lead to even more congestion on the roads, there is no mention of any improvements to the infrastructure in the leaflets that have been dropped through our letter boxes prior to this meeting.
Trying to get from Bassett to Swindon along A3102 during rush hour has got worse in the past 10 years or so with the increase in population in Bassett due to additional houses being built on the old St.Ivel Dairy site, top of Woodhaw and the old rugby club
The 7 mile trip to work for me can take over 40 minutes on some mornings, queing from Coped Hall roundabout to J16.
Can imagine there will be increased traffic through Lydiard as people try to find alternative routes.
I will never consider myself a NIMBY but the addition of 300 homes and a new Tesco will lead to even more congestion on the roads, there is no mention of any improvements to the infrastructure in the leaflets that have been dropped through our letter boxes prior to this meeting. Trying to get from Bassett to Swindon along A3102 during rush hour has got worse in the past 10 years or so with the increase in population in Bassett due to additional houses being built on the old St.Ivel Dairy site, top of Woodhaw and the old rugby club The 7 mile trip to work for me can take over 40 minutes on some mornings, queing from Coped Hall roundabout to J16. Can imagine there will be increased traffic through Lydiard as people try to find alternative routes. Lips1964
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