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


Brook Cottage


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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In the face of fierce opposition, Taylor Wimpey have withdrawn their application to build a housing estate on a pasture that is clearly shown on the 1766 Frances Howard Willington map, when it was known as the ‘Great Ham’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.


To learn more, click here to go to the Shaw Residents’ Association website.


Click here to download a copy of the Lydiard Park Heritage Trust objection letter

Click here to download a copy of the Swindon Borough Council Objection

Click here to download a copy of the Historic England Objection