PROPOSALS for 2,600 homes at Lotmead Farm in Wanborough will go on public display next week.

The development, which is being lead by Ainscough Strategic Land forms part of the Eastern Villages masterplan and will see the creation of two new villages, Earlscourt and Lower Earlscourt.

As well as the thousands of homes, the villages will also include a local centre, primary school, public open space including playing fields and allotments and other associated infrastructure on land around Lotmead Farm.

The main access to the villages will be from the north from the A420, following guidance from the Eastern Villages strategic transport assessment and the results of studies undertaken on behalf of Swindon Council and the Highways Agency.

Paul Martin, the managing director at ASL, said: “The development of the Eastern Villages is very important in enabling the future growth and prosperity of Swindon.

“It is of utmost importance to us that we start talking with the local community as early on as possible and that our proposals, which are yet to be finalised, reflect their wishes and needs as closely as possible.

“We are keen to continue this dialogue throughout the preparations leading to the submission of the planning application.”

The plans will be on public display on Tuesday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 23.

The exhibition and consultation events signal the start of the ongoing process to work with the public, local stakeholders and Swindon Council to ensure that the development will meet the needs of the local community, as well as support the wider growth of the town.

Initial plans will be available to view and members of the development team will be on hand to speak to visitors and answer their questions on Tuesday from 2pm until 8pm at Lotmead Business Village, and on Wednesday from 3.30pm until 7.30pm at Covingham Park Primary School.

Visitors will have the chance to provide feedback on the proposals and where possible, views, comments and ideas will be incorporated into the outline planning application.

For more information on the exhibition and consultation, visit www.earlscourt or call 01793 608778.