DETAILS of the houses which are to be built on the former Thames Water site in Blunsdon have been released.

Developers Newland Homes have already been given outline planning permission to build the 35 houses on the land, and have now submitted their plans for the layout of the streets and the design and construction of the building to Swindon Borough Council's planners.

Drawings submitted show that the houses will be arranged on the site between Ermin Street and the High Street around a single road forming a reversed L-shape, with access from the High Street.

At the furthest end there is an area of open green space.

The developers say they have tried to echo some of the architectural features of existing houses in the village in their new designs: "Materials have been used in key locations to enhance the design ethos of the village. Brick front elevations with stone to all other elevations is a feature within the village and has been echoed in our proposals. Brick quoins around windows and doors are also a local feature that has been included within our designs. Rendered properties have simple features, such as dressed stone surrounds, a feature that is common in the village."

Eleven of the homes will be offered for affordable rent.

Plans can be viewed on the council's website, reference number S/RES/18/1851. Comments to be made by December 10.