On 8 September 2017, the county archaeologist wrote:
Thank you for consulting me on the above application. This location is archaeologically sensitive, being within 150 m of where a Roman building was revealed during work on the northern car park at Lydiard Park. There is also a medieval settlement at Wick Farm within 100 m of the proposed development site. I advise that an archaeological evaluation is undertaken across the site and reported on prior to the determination of the planning application.
Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger BA MA MCIfA
Tel 01249 705511
Archaeology Advisor to Swindon Borough Council
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre