Tag: design code

Council seeks approval for Wichelstowe District Centre design code

The Design Code for the Wichelstowe District Centre is now open for formal consultation. It has been submitted by the Wichelstowe team at Swindon Borough Council for approval by the council’s planning committee. Despite the intention to be less prescriptive about building appearance than in East Wichel, the District Centre design code runs to 132 pages

Wichelstowe district centre design code

Last Wednesday Swindon Borough Council’s Wichelstowe team displayed their proposed design code for Wichelstowe’s district centre. The code covers much of Middle Wichel and specifies how roads, buildings and public areas should look, as well as what the buildings may be used for. The code includes schools on Peglars Way, a pub/bar/restaurant with hotel across

Road surfacing curbed by kerb height argument

Barratt Homes have written to residents in East Wichel, explaining the latest delay to surfacing work on Holne Road and Brentfore Street. The final surfacing and completion of our current works on site has been delayed due to a detailing issue raised by Swindon Borough Council which is applicable to all developers on the Wichelstowe

Traffic restrictions for East Wichel Way

Wednesday’s East Wichel Community Association meeting was once again dominated by discussion of Swindon Borough Council’s proposed parking restrictions for East Wichel. Most of this discussion covered items discussed before. A decision on whether the proposed parking restrictions are introduced is now expected by the end of October. The further delay is a result of

Parking restrictions and road adoption

Here is a summary of what we know about plans for road adoption and restricting on-street parking in East Wichel. Road adoptionRoads will only be adopted by Swindon Borough Council once construction work has finished – otherwise council tax payers would end up picking up the bill for roads damaged by construction traffic. Large housing

Broadband internet and satellite TV in East Wichel

Over recent months we have received several queries about satellite TV in East Wichel, usually specifically about arrangements for receiving Sky TV in Wichelstowe. What follows is our understanding, based on the East Wichel design codes, house purchase contracts we have seen, and statements made by Swindon Borough Council at East Wichel Community Partnership meetings.

Street parking and road adoption

Not news as such, but an answer, of sorts, to a question asked a few times by readers. Do you have any idea when the roads are going to be adopted by the council? The street parking is a nightmare and I have very nearly had my children knocked over where they are having to

Wichelstowe Design Code exhibitions

Swindon Borough Council is running exhibitions next week to allow residents to express their views on the design codes for the remainder of Wichelstowe. For East Wichel, the design codes are what has given the development a distinctive look. For example, they require that no more than two houses in a row look the same,