THE company in charge of the Kimmerfields regeneration has parted ways with the council.

Swindon Borough Council and Muse Developments Ltd have, by mutual agreement, ended their development arrangement for the scheme a few months earlier than initially planned.

Coun Garry Perkins, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “Now that the first phase of Kimmerfields has been completed, the council and Muse have jointly taken the decision to end the development agreement early.

“Muse has made a valuable contribution to this scheme as large regeneration projects like this are extremely complex and involve a number of third parties and landowners to complete the land assembly, which in turn means they can take many years to complete.

“The council remains committed to delivering Kimmerfields and we will be working hard over the coming months on plans for the remainder of the site.”

The original agreement between the council and Muse heralded great promise, with development bosses declaring that “Swindon’s renaissance” had “moved a step closer”.

Further details on the council’s plans for the next phase of Kimmerfields will be brought before the council’s cabinet in due course.