Posted on July 14, 2015 in News

Consultation for new housing and open space in Lyneham

by colin

Members of the local community were invited by Gleeson Developments Ltd to be part of the planning process and discuss options for development on the edge of Lyneham in Wiltshire.

The purpose of the event is to help us understand the issues and opportunities for the proposed development of land at Pound Farm on the northern edge of the village.

Gleeson Developments Ltd have an arrangement with the land owner to explore the potential of the site for a range of uses including housing, public open space and community uses. They met with the Parish Council and community at a meeting on 14th April 2015 to introduce themselves, and agreed to undertake public consultation with the village once they had some more information regarding the site constraints and opportunities.

A number of preliminary site and technical surveys have now been undertaken together with analysis of the key constraints and opportunities for the site. These surveys included aspects such as potential for vehicular access, landscape and ecology.

The exhibition sought to gain feedback and ideas on how you think the land could provide a mix of uses and facilities to benefit the village and help meet identified development needs. This could include feedback on;

  • community and infrastructure requirements for the village as a whole which the scheme might be able to help deliver;
  • the type of land uses or activities which might be appropriate in different parts of the site;
  • how the site could be accessed by vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians; and
  • any other key issues

Richards Urban Design providing the masterplanning advice alongside a team of consultants including ORourkes Planning, Enderby Associates and i-transport.