Housing Threats

To understand why the Essential Setting of Lydiard Park must be protected from all developments, click here to read a post on this websitehorses-225x300


Application to build executive homes within the Essential Setting of Lydiard Park ………… refused

3 October 2017

Swindon’s planning officers have refused permission – click here to read their report.


Brook Cottage – Application to build executive homes within the Essential Setting of Lydiard Park

If you agree with us that this application could prove disastrous for the Parks Heritage, please go to the Shaw Residents’ Association website where you will find details on how to lodge an objection. The deadline is 12 September – don’t rely on the ‘mythical they’, you need to register your views as well!

17 August 2017: Application to build four executive houses within the essential setting of Lydiard Park

21 August 2017: Excellent Swindon Advertiser editorial published here


Taylor Wimpey

In the face of fierce opposition, Taylor Wimpey have withdrawn their application to build a housing estate on a pasture that is clearly shown on the 1766 Frances Howard Willington map, when it was known as the ‘Great Ham’ (aka the ‘Hamme’ in previous centuries), and in full view of St Mary’s church within the ‘Essential Setting’ of Lydiard Park . The Lydiard Park Heritage Trust played a significant part in the fight against the application.

We recognise that this is a strategic withdrawal by Taylor Wimpey and that, though this battle has been won, it is not yet a victory. We will post any new updates to this website as they occur.