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.
Wichelstowe District Centre Design Code Consultation
The Council is currently carrying out pre-application consultation with local residents on the Wichelstowe District Centre Design Code. It is anticipated that the Design Code will be submitted to the Local Planning Authority in mid-November and a further formal consultation will take place at that time. Comments can be submitted to the Wichelstowe team at […]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
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Inaugurates New Landing Stage
Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, opened the new landing stage alongside Waitrose at West Wichel on 13 July. After arriving at the event on ‘Dragonfly’, a traditional-style narrowboat, she unveiled a commemorative plaque at a ceremony attended by local dignitaries, Trust volunteers, sponsors and supporters. […]Learn More