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Residents have say on bid for 69 homes

Swindon Advertiser: Tom Smailes Tom Smailes

PLANS for a further housing development in Blunsdon were put before residents yesterday.

Linden Homes outlined a proposal to build 69 homes off Ermin Street, 30 per cent of which will be affordable, during the public consultation at Blunsdon House Hotel.

A formal application for land between the main road and the hotel has not yet been put forward, but if it is eventually given the go-ahead it will be the latest area to be developed around the village.

The housing firm said the aim of the meeting was to gather public opinion and then it would tailor the application around those views.

Tom Smailes, a representative of Linden Homes, said: “At this stage we are looking to engage with the community to get their thoughts before we submit final plans.

“This is the final pocket of land around Ermin Street and it is currently agricultural land which is not being used for anything in particular. The homes will be spaced apart and there is green land, as well as a play park, in the proposals.

“The homes we are looking at are of high quality.”

Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities.

Some residents are concerned about extra traffic in the area, especially as Cold Harbour junction is already busy during rush hour.

Linden said it is aware of the issue and has commissioned a survey to look at possible solutions.

Tom added: “At this stage we cannot say for definite what will go there but we are aware of the issue and are looking at solutions which will be in place before an application is put in.

“The entrance will come out onto High Street where there is already a road.”

Resident Jim Hyland attended the meeting with his wife Carol. He said: “On the whole it is well parcelled in so we are not too concerned about where it is.

“The one main worry I do have is the houses will not fit in with the rest of the houses.

“The houses in Blunsdon all have an old look, even the new ones, so I am a little worried the development will spoil the look of the village.

“The roads will also have to be upgraded to cope with all the traffic.”

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12:29pm Sat 7 Jun 14

anotherimigrant says...

Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities.

Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good.

I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area.


Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council.


Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses).

It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly.

Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip.

Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming?

It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost.

That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates.

Who authorised it to be installed?
Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly.
Who designed the installation of these eco packs.
Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away.
What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act)
Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON
Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities. Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good. I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area. Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council. Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses). It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly. Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip. Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming? It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost. That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates. Who authorised it to be installed? Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly. Who designed the installation of these eco packs. Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away. What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act) Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON anotherimigrant
  • Score: 1

10:19pm Sat 7 Jun 14

timt1964 says...

most of the people in swindon object to any new development whilst forgetting that their lovely ugly shoeboxes were built on fields.
most of the people in swindon object to any new development whilst forgetting that their lovely ugly shoeboxes were built on fields. timt1964
  • Score: 3

8:56am Sun 8 Jun 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities.

Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good.

I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area.


Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council.


Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses).

It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly.

Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip.

Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming?

It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost.

That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates.

Who authorised it to be installed?
Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly.
Who designed the installation of these eco packs.
Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away.
What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act)
Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON
I'll have some of those air source pumps as they are great. My mother has one (not in Swindon) and it saves her over a thousand pounds a year.

Do you have a reference for all your claims?
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities. Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good. I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area. Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council. Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses). It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly. Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip. Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming? It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost. That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates. Who authorised it to be installed? Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly. Who designed the installation of these eco packs. Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away. What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act) Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON[/p][/quote]I'll have some of those air source pumps as they are great. My mother has one (not in Swindon) and it saves her over a thousand pounds a year. Do you have a reference for all your claims? LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 2

9:18am Sun 8 Jun 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

But, as he says, Swindon Borough Clownskool WILL probably waste the money.
The infrastructure will continue straining and Swindon just gets worse 🚙🚗🚚🚛🚕
🚑🚙🚐
But, as he says, Swindon Borough Clownskool WILL probably waste the money. The infrastructure will continue straining and Swindon just gets worse 🚙🚗🚚🚛🚕 🚑🚙🚐 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -2

10:43am Sun 8 Jun 14

Pamola says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
anotherimigrant wrote:
Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities.

Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good.

I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area.


Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council.


Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses).

It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly.

Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip.

Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming?

It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost.

That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates.

Who authorised it to be installed?
Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly.
Who designed the installation of these eco packs.
Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away.
What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act)
Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON
I'll have some of those air source pumps as they are great. My mother has one (not in Swindon) and it saves her over a thousand pounds a year.

Do you have a reference for all your claims?
I know this is true, as my sister lives in one of these new eco friendly houses. Her last electricity quarterly bill was over £1000. These houses are predominantly occupied by people who are on benefits, and before they moved in, they were promised that their utility bills would be cheaper because of the "mod cons" installed. This has proved to be untrue. The residents themselves are not allowed to go public with the information. The Council have also said they will provide "some" compensation towards the outrageously high bills that every property has.
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities. Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good. I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area. Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council. Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses). It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly. Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip. Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming? It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost. That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates. Who authorised it to be installed? Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly. Who designed the installation of these eco packs. Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away. What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act) Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON[/p][/quote]I'll have some of those air source pumps as they are great. My mother has one (not in Swindon) and it saves her over a thousand pounds a year. Do you have a reference for all your claims?[/p][/quote]I know this is true, as my sister lives in one of these new eco friendly houses. Her last electricity quarterly bill was over £1000. These houses are predominantly occupied by people who are on benefits, and before they moved in, they were promised that their utility bills would be cheaper because of the "mod cons" installed. This has proved to be untrue. The residents themselves are not allowed to go public with the information. The Council have also said they will provide "some" compensation towards the outrageously high bills that every property has. Pamola
  • Score: -1

12:39pm Sun 8 Jun 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Pamola wrote:
LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
anotherimigrant wrote:
Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities.

Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good.

I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area.


Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council.


Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses).

It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly.

Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip.

Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming?

It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost.

That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates.

Who authorised it to be installed?
Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly.
Who designed the installation of these eco packs.
Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away.
What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act)
Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON
I'll have some of those air source pumps as they are great. My mother has one (not in Swindon) and it saves her over a thousand pounds a year.

Do you have a reference for all your claims?
I know this is true, as my sister lives in one of these new eco friendly houses. Her last electricity quarterly bill was over £1000. These houses are predominantly occupied by people who are on benefits, and before they moved in, they were promised that their utility bills would be cheaper because of the "mod cons" installed. This has proved to be untrue. The residents themselves are not allowed to go public with the information. The Council have also said they will provide "some" compensation towards the outrageously high bills that every property has.
I'm not disputing that the gist of it is true, but there are some pretty wild claims in there.

If its as stated, contact the BBC or another mainstream media outlet. The residents may not be able to, but others "in the know" can. It could even be done anonymously.
[quote][p][bold]Pamola[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities. Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good. I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area. Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council. Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses). It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly. Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip. Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming? It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost. That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates. Who authorised it to be installed? Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly. Who designed the installation of these eco packs. Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away. What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act) Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON[/p][/quote]I'll have some of those air source pumps as they are great. My mother has one (not in Swindon) and it saves her over a thousand pounds a year. Do you have a reference for all your claims?[/p][/quote]I know this is true, as my sister lives in one of these new eco friendly houses. Her last electricity quarterly bill was over £1000. These houses are predominantly occupied by people who are on benefits, and before they moved in, they were promised that their utility bills would be cheaper because of the "mod cons" installed. This has proved to be untrue. The residents themselves are not allowed to go public with the information. The Council have also said they will provide "some" compensation towards the outrageously high bills that every property has.[/p][/quote]I'm not disputing that the gist of it is true, but there are some pretty wild claims in there. If its as stated, contact the BBC or another mainstream media outlet. The residents may not be able to, but others "in the know" can. It could even be done anonymously. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 0

1:04pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Localboy86 says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities.

Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good.

I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area.


Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council.


Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses).

It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly.

Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip.

Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming?

It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost.

That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates.

Who authorised it to be installed?
Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly.
Who designed the installation of these eco packs.
Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away.
What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act)
Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON
Could always rent privately, my landlord would laugh at me if my utility billis were high and I blamed it on his old boiler, you have a choice, move if u feel that strongly about it
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: Linden Homes said it is working with the Blunsdon Neighbourhood Plan Working Group and if the development is approved there will be Section 106 money available for community facilities. Then our magnificent fools in the council could waste all the money from the sec106 like this. Because as sure as eggs are eggs it wont do the infrastructure of that are any good. I was informed yesterday of a meeting that took place, with just the council and its mignons, at an eco-friendly sight in park north area. Apparently there are a couple of these sites dotted around the town and they are owned by our illustrious leaders at the council. Now apparently the tenants have been complaining about the excessively high costs to run these (eco-friendly, low cost houses). It appears that several of them never even had the solar voltaic connected from the roofs and that the air-source heat pumps are not doing what it says on the can. This is because they also were not installed and commissioned correctly. Now it appears that instead of getting the peeps who didn't do their jobs properly back to do what we the people paid them to do, that our specially trained leaders are going to rip out all the 7k each air source heat pumps and solar panels at about 8k a house out and put it all in a skip. Sounds like another Ruddy Bluh type WI-FI fiasco looming? It also appears that the council(sic) is now arranging for a gas supply to be put in on these sites at humungus cost, tens of thousands, and then pay for normal gas fired boilers to be fitted, also at humungus cost. That's the pension fund done in again, and as there will now be a shortfall, they'll have to increase the rates. Who authorised it to be installed? Who commissioned it and said it was working perfectly. Who designed the installation of these eco packs. Who authorised my/our equipment to be de-installed and thrown away. What was the total cost of this equipment, (under the freedom of information act) Don't you just LOVE living in SWINDON[/p][/quote]Could always rent privately, my landlord would laugh at me if my utility billis were high and I blamed it on his old boiler, you have a choice, move if u feel that strongly about it Localboy86
  • Score: 1

8:02pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

If its as stated, contact the BBC or another mainstream media outlet. The residents may not be able to, but others "in the know" can.


Excellent idea 👏
[quote] If its as stated, contact the BBC or another mainstream media outlet. The residents may not be able to, but others "in the know" can. [/quote] Excellent idea 👏 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: 0

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