SWINDON'S infrastructure must be improved before hundreds of new homes are built, Adver readers said.

Highworth councillors first raised highways concerns when plans for the 1,552 dwellings, primary school, and public open space were submitted back in December 2017 - but they claimed their fears have gone unheeded.

The development on land east of the A419, near the Blunsdon Bypass would initially have only one entrance and exit from the site onto Cricklade Road.

A second way - a new bridge over the A419 - would be built after many of the homes are sold.

Here's what you thought of the issue:

Andrew Little: "Here we go again, yet more flipping houses. They won't worry about the chaos this will obviously cause, or the disruption to people's lives, or listen to people's objections.

"I just can’t see the need for all these new houses."

Greg Austin: "Building more houses won't help a single renter if they cannot afford them. The Tadpole Garden Village has homes from £330,000."

Daniel Adams: "The issue is most people who object to new homes being built already own their own home.

"I'm yet to find someone who is forced to rent that is against more homes being built. There is a shortage of homes, that shortage is being addressed.

"Someone who is renting a home probably isn't then looking for a 330k home. One of the driving factors behind the UK's extremely high cost of housing is lack of supply. Build enough new homes and that price can be controlled."

Phil Clarke: The infrastructure can't cope at the moment. There's also four new housing estates being built in Blundson.

"The hospital is in real terms shrinking due to all these new housing estates, it was way too small even before it was finished ...

they need to build another hospital before they approve yet more housing estates, the government needs to understand this."

Martha Ellen: "Not to mention the pollution."

Perry Barrett: "How about a second hospital north side of Swindon?"

Bartlomiej Piekut: "No new hospitals or GP practices. What about supporting business to grow and employ people? What about the infrustructure for electric car owners? What about the higher education to keep most talented people in town?"

Neil Tinson: "What is up with the council and planners keep building houses with no road infrastructure, it's not rocket science. If you are going to build houses, why not improve the road system with it?"

Hannah Carroll: "Some of us need somewhere to live though.There's been no houses to bid on for five weeks now."

Ian Taylor: "It’s gridlocked now at the Cold Harbour at peak times. God help us in a couple of years time then with all these new houses popping up everywhere."

Dawn Tordoff: "Before building more homes, the infrastructure must be addressed. Roads cannot cope. GWH cannot cope. It doesn’t just cater for Swindon patients so a continued increase in population puts added pressure on an already struggling health system.

The town centre cannot cope with the old population let alone the new and planned. There are not enough doctors' facilities to cope with current demand (pre-Covid, let alone with increased population.

"Swindon is not capable of taking any more demand on services.

The expansion at Wichelstowe hasn’t even finished yet, nor at Barbury Park, nor the start of the Eastern expansion near Wanborough."

Katie Lewis: "Can we not at least get a cycle path to Highworth ? More cars but still no provision for people who want to walk and cycle."

Amy Francis: "I am all for new homes being built as long as the infrastructure is there. Something major needs to be done to help those wanting to get on property ladder. A lot of these new-builds are quite expensive, especially for a first time buyer.

"There are many people who are renting and want to own their own home but can't due to high rent costs and not being able to save a decent deposit, along with house prices going up yearly, so renters are chasing their tails. I know house builders have to provide a proportion of affordable housing but these houses are usually given to the council for those needing to be re-homed.

"There are renters stuck in the middle who cannot afford to rent and save for a house but do not qualify for affordable housing."