People in Swindon should tell the owners of the Oasis centre,how they feel about its possible redevelopment, says councillor Jim Grant

After Seven Capital lodged a planning application for a major revamp of the centre which has been closed for a year, Coun Grant, leader of the Labour group and ward member for the North Star area said " I held urgent talks with Seven Capital. Among the issues raised were the listing of the building, the future of the Dome, how affordable to local residents the new amenity would be; the commercial viability of the scheme; the future of the Snow centre project and the impact of traffic in the local area.The talks were very constructive and they are ongoing.

"However, I think the people of Swindon need to be consulted and will be meeting with campaign groups and others and will be speaking to local local residents in the next few days.

"Seven Capital say they are receptive to the views of local representatives and residents so I suggest people take this opportunity to air their views."