Tag: Taylor Wimpey

Last cuts – Jessica’s closes in East Wichel

After almost five years in East Wichel, Jessica’s Hair & Beauty has closed today, citing concerns about parking, in particular that the long-delayed parking restrictions for East Wichel would leave their customers with nowhere to park. Throughout the summer, the parking area for East Wichel’s shops — although completed — has been kept fenced off

The shop that never was

A building where there were once hopes for a shop it now set to become flats. A planning application for a shop at 34 Trevello Road was first submitted in 2011. The same person submitted a revised application in 2015. Now Taylor Wimpey have submitted an application (S/PRIORC/17/1943) to convert the ground floor of 34

Ambrose Field planning application to be decided at planning committee

The planning application from Taylor Wimpey to build 160 homes on land between East Wichel and Croft Road will be decided at tomorrow’s (Tuesday’s) meeting of Swindon Borough Council planning committee. The council received 71 comments supporting the application and and 139 comments objecting to the application. Despite opposition from all the ward councillors, the

New bus stop kerbs for old

Whilst Swindon Borough Council have been proclaiming the submission of a planning application for new houses in Middle Wichel — we’ll come back to that when full details of the application are available and there’s more to comment on than pretty artist’s impressions — it’s a rather minor recent planning application that has caught our

Taylor Wimpey re-apply to build at Croft Road

Taylor Wimpey have submitted a planning application to build 62 houses to the west of Croft Road. If approved, the development would fill much of the space between East Wichel and the houses on Croft Road and Ambrose Road. The proposal claims that the first houses will be completed in 2018 or 2019, and the

Taylor Wimpey now marketing flats above shop parade

East Wichel residents have long awaited a local shop. Talk of opening a convenience store at 34 Trevello Road has so far come to nothing. So it is a promising sign that Taylor Wimpey are now marketing the flats that will be built above the main retail parade on East Wichel Way. If they’re selling

East Wichel shop foundations started

Pile driving by Taylor Wimpey has been disturbing neighbours a little more than usual recently. Many East Wichel residents are accustomed to the rhythmic thump of the pile driver as almost all the buildings in the village have pile-driven foundations. But the recent work by Taylor Wimpey has been shaking the ground a little more

Taylor Wimpey to close Staldon Road for three months

With almost no public announcement, Taylor Wimpey will be closing Staldon Road, near East Wichel School, from Wednesday 15 October. The road will be closed for up to three months, for what they claim are health and safety reasons, whilst houses are built on nearby plots. Access to both the school and the community centre

Taylor Wimpey apply to build at Croft Road

Taylor Wimpey have submitted a planning application to build 62 houses to the west of Croft Road. If approved, the development would fill much of the space between East Wichel and the houses on Croft Road and Ambrose Road. Despite having not even started building the shops in East Wichel, Taylor Wimpey’s planning application mentions

Changes to proposed shop opening hours

Taylor Wimpey have applied to extend the hours the long awaited shops in East Wichel can be open. The restrictions covering the whole of Wichelstowe restrict businesses within mainly residential areas to open only between 8.30 am and 10.30 pm. For the shops to be built along East Wichel Way, Taylor Wimpey want to extend opening hours

Local shops – new planning application

Taylor Wimpey have submitted a new planning application, S/RES/13/1087, for the area between the school and East Wichel Way, including up to five shops or offices. As with other recent applications from Taylor Wimpey, there is also a change to the East Wichel Design Code linked to the application, though details of that were not

Planning Application – Parcel WV09

Taylor Wimpey have submitted a new planning application, along with a change to the East Wichel Design Code, for parcel WV09. This is the area of land between Trevello Road, Staldon Road and Stonehenge Road, to the west of the school. The plan is a significant change from Taylor Wimpey’s previously approved application for this

Planning Application – Parcel WV28

Taylor Wimpey have submitted a new planning application for parcel WV28. This is the area of land between Fernacre Road and the Community Centre. The new application is for a lower number of houses than their previous application, approved in 2010. That was for 37 dwellings, this one is for 32. The reduction is a

Shops – not expected soon

It’s an often repeated question, both in the comments on this site, and at each meeting of the East Wichel Community Association: “Any news on the shops yet?”. The last news of that was at the Community Association meeting on 11 October. Taylor Wimpey’s update was “No further update on the shop but Taylor Wimpey

Planning application submitted for plots WV01 and WV05

Taylor Wimpey has submitted a planning application (S/RES/11/1526) for housing parcels WV01 & WV05. These are at the north west corner of East Wichel, beyond WV02 & WV06 for which they submitted an application last month. The application is complete on the council website, with is still more than can be set for the application

Planning application submitted for plots WV02 and WV06

Taylor Wimpey has submitted a planning application (S/RES/11/1384) for housing parcels WV02 & WV06. These are at the current north west corner of East Wichel, north of Arnhill Road and west of Offerton Road and Nunwick Way. At the time of writing, the application is incomplete on the council website, with only the planning layout