From the outset, Swindon Borough Council has committed to consultation with local people and interest groups on the design and development of the Wichelstowe project.

This involves both informal liaison and the formal processes associated with obtaining the necessary planning approvals. These approvals are required for the overall masterplan, the design codes which set rules for the materials used and property appearance and for individual land parcels within the development.

Within these pages you will find information on current consultations and how you can comment. You can also access an archive of key consultation documents, dating back to the start of the project.

For current consultations in Wichelstowe, please click on the links below.

Current Consultations

To view archive information, please click on the following link:

Archived Documents


Latest News

Planning application submitted for new homes in Wichelstowe

    A detailed planning application for 85 new homes in the Canalside area of Wichelstowe has been submitted by architects Metropolitan Workshops on behalf of Swindon Borough Council. The choice of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed homes for sale will be located to the north of the existing Waitrose store and be situated […]

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Canal Works Approved

Planning permission has been granted for improvements to the existing Wilts & Berks canal. Adverts have been posted to appoint a contractor and works will get underway in September 2017. The towpath has been closed to protect wildlife fencing in advance of construction. The works to the canal will be completed in two phases, starting […]

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Secondary school under construction

Planning permission has been granted for a new secondary school in Wichelstowe. Construction on the Deanery CE Academy will start in August with the school opening in September 2019 for year 7 pupils. The Deanery CE Academy will open in September 2019 for year 7 pupils only and will gradually increase its numbers each year […]

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