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This is not a Science Park

Expert confirms Proposed Science Park fails to meet qualifying Criteria for a Science Park

  • 1 April 2019
  • Author: John Warr
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This is not a Science Park

The central plank of the applicant’s proposal is that this is to be a “Science Park”.  The Employment Land Report (ELR), relied upon in the Inlands Farm planning application, specifically refers to the UKSPA definition for “What is a Science Park”.

The SSPG are aware of Wasdell’s packaging and storage operation in West Swindon and our look at the plethora of documentation could not find any evidence that the operations outlined in the application resembled anything like that of a Science Park.

Captain Cyril comes to Wanborough

Fundraising Event Friday 12th April 7.30pm Wanborough Village Hall

  • 25 March 2019
  • Author: John Warr
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Captain Cyril comes to Wanborough

As part of the SSPG fundraising efforts, and to provide a campaign update, join us for a thoroughly entertaining & insightful talk by a former Fighter Pilot (Tornado’s, 777’s, Hercules)

Cyril Mannion...

At Wanborough Village Hall, Friday 12th April at 7.30 p.m

Over 600 formal objection letters received against the Science Park

One supporting!!

  • 17 February 2019
  • Author: John Warr
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Over 600 formal objection letters received against the Science Park

OVER 600 OBJECTIONS to the proposed industrial development at Inlands Farm, Lower Wanborough,have been lodged on Swindon Borough Council's Planning site….with only one single “for” the proposal.  The vast majority are residents with around 30 consultee responses too. This is a fantastic result and the highest ever received into SBC for an individual planning submission and our thanks to everyone who put in the effort to register their concerns.

Even though the “deadline” for objections has passed - they are still coming in.  SBC are required to take objections up to the time they make their planning decision so it is not too late to register your objection!

250 residents brave the cold to protest against the proposed science park

  • 27 January 2019
  • Author: John Warr
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250 residents brave the cold to protest against the proposed science park

Around 250 residents of Wanborough, Liddington and other eastern villages gathered in Lower Wanborough to protest the proposed industrial development in Lower Wanborough.

Braving the cold weather, people marched to the proposed site at Inlands Farm They lined up to show the expected size of the warehouse and distribution centre of what is being billed as a 'Science Park.'

This was the first of many planned demonstrations by the recently formed South Swindon Protection Group who oppose the planned development adjoining Pack Hill and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Local resident, Richard Angwin said, 'I have had a house in the village for nearly 15 years. It is a beautiful, tranquil place to live and this massive warehouse development will do nothing to enhance the area. We anticipate serious noise and light pollution as well as major access problems coming on and off the Commonhead Roundabout, the A419 and access to the M4.'

Campaign to oppose the Inlands Farm development gathers momentum

  • 21 January 2019
  • Author: John Warr
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Campaign to oppose the Inlands Farm development gathers momentum

The SSPG action group, formed to protect the rural landscapes to the East of Swindon, continue in their quest to raise awareness of this proposed industrial estate - bringing attention to the adverse and irrecoverable impact on landscape and way of life in South Swindon.

  • Some 200 people listened to John Warr at a packed Wanborough Village Hall on 10th Jan. See seperate release.
  • The SSPG facebook page already has 200 members and is growing rapidly. 
  • Donations are pouing in and the SSPG funds are now over £3,800. Thanks to all who have donated and please continue to give generously. Our target is £10,000.
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