April 2012


Following the success of previous walks and to celebrate our success so far, we will hold the fifth circular walk through the fields of the proposed NW extension, between Swindon Village and Uckington.

Click on the image above if you wish to download the pdf to print out a poster.

Hope to see you there and hope we get good weather!

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Listen again to the excellent programme, “Unreliable Evidence” on how the new NPPF and localism bill has changed the planning landscape.

Listen again

It was generally thought that the drastic simplification of planning guidance has lead to serious lack of clarity. This is likely to lead to lots of legal challenges which will eventually fill in the detail. Of course this is expensive and time consuming. All agreed that if you want to stop development find some great crested newts or badgers since their rights were far more highly protected than those of people.