To understand why the Essential Setting of Lydiard Park must be protected from all developments, click here to read a post on this website
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.
- 30 August 2017: Lydiard Park Heritage Trust Objection sent
- 22 September 2017: Historic England Obects
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!
21 August 2017: Excellent Swindon Advertiser editorial published here
In the face of fierce opposition, Taylor Wimpey have withdrawn their application to build a housing estate on a pasture that is clearly shown on the 1766 Frances Howard Willington map, when it was known as the ‘Great Ham’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.