Welcome to the Wichelstowe website. Here you will find a wealth of information about the design and construction of one of Swindon’s most exciting residential developments. There are facts and figures on everything from the history of the project, current planning consultations and construction updates to what it’s like to make this very special environment your home.
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Wichelstowe is a carefully planned, sustainable urban extension for Swindon.
Located to the North of the M4 between Junction 16 and Croft Road, Wichelstowe will include three neighbourhoods: East Wichel, Middle and West Wichel. Together they will include up to 4,500 homes, employment space, public open space, including a country park, shopping and community facilities for residents and primary schools.
The first new homes were occupied on 2009. Development is expected to continue until around 2025, depending on market conditions.
Quality Bus Corridor Scheme
Following consultation on options for a proposed quality bus corridor in Old Town and at Mannington in December 2016, a scheme for the whole route between Wichelstowe and Swindon town centre has been developed. If the proposals are agreed, the scheme will be designed in detail later in 2017. A series of informal drop-in consultation […]Learn More
Wichelstowe District Centre Design Code Public Consultation
In accordance with Condition 6 of the Wichelstowe Outline Planning Permission (reference: S/13/1524) a new Design Code has been submitted to the Local Planning Authority for the District Centre within Middle Wichel. The remaining urban areas within Middle and West Wichel will be design coded and submitted separately at a later date. Wichelstow Design Code […]Learn More
East Wichel Restricted Parking Zone
The East Wichel Restricted Parking Zone came into operation on 2 October 2016. Within the Zone parking is now prohibited at all times except in the marked bays. The Zone boundary is clearly indicated to motorists entering the area and there are reminder signs throughout the Zone. Bays where parking is permitted are marked by […]Learn More