South Swindon MP Robert Buckland reacted to Panattoni becoming the new owners of the Honda site in South Marston.

The justice secretary said: “Today’s news by Honda that they are selling the site to one of Europe’s biggest industrial developers is great news for our town.

"Investment will now be released in terms of new jobs, growth and development that will take our town on to the next generation of its growth.

“I’m delighted to hear it. I’ll be working closely with Honda and indeed with the new developers alongside fellow MP Justin Tomlinson and the council to make sure that this plan will become a firm reality, offering real hope and support to local people in the years ahead.”

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