Planning permission granted for new homes in South Marston and Rowborough

Swindon Borough Council has granted planning permission for 2,380 new homes at South Marston and Rowborough as part of the New Eastern Villages development (NEV).

Published: Friday, 13th August 2021

NEV planning permission for A420 site

The outline planning application, which was submitted by Hallam Strategic Land, Hannick Homes and Taylor Wimpey, will ensure the delivery of a range of new homes, community facilities, green space, allotments, walking and cycling improvements, as well as a new primary school.

The site is located north of the A420, and the next stage will be the approval of detailed applications and design codes.

Significant work is already underway on the neighbouring highway network with tens of millions of pounds being spent on upgrading nearby junctions to ensure they can cope with future traffic levels associated with the NEV.

Councillor Gary Sumner, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Infrastructure, Transport and Planning, said: “This is another significant achievement in the comprehensive delivery of the NEV.

“The NEV is one of the largest planned, sustainable new developments in the country and will bring new homes and jobs, as well as retail and educational opportunities to Swindon, in a co-ordinated and phased way.

“Planning permission for 2,500 homes at Lotmead was granted earlier this year and great progress is being made at Symmetry Park with Amazon’s new distribution site bringing 1,300 new jobs to Swindon.”

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