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Plans for 12,000 homes go on show

Plans for the creation of 12,000 new homes to the east of Swindon have been put on display.

Shops, schools, parks and open spaces are among the proposals for the new community on land east of the A419 and to the north and south of the A420.

The area has been identified for large-scale green field development.

The plans are on display at South Marston village hall on Monday, Bourton village hall on Wednesday and Hooper's Field Pavilion, Wanborough on Friday.

We must make sure the development is an attractive place to live and work and is as sustainable as possible
Swindon Borough Council spokesman

All the events run from 1200 to 2000 BST.

Planners are aiming to ensure the Eastern Development Area (EDA) will have strong links with Swindon town centre.

In particular they want to make sure any development there does not impact on the regeneration of the town centre.

A Swindon Borough Council spokesman said: "Although the development is some years away we have to get the plans right.

"The government expects us to provide thousands of new homes.

"We must make sure the development is an attractive place to live and work and is as sustainable as possible."

The EDA is part of the South West Regional Spatial Strategy - a blueprint for the future growth of the region.



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