What’s Happening Now

In the interim, key infrastructure work is progressing, notably the preparation of land on the district centre area and part of West Wichel is ready for development to commence once the joint venture partner is selected.
June 2014

A proportion of the population of water voles on site have now been rehomed in the River Meon in Hampshire. It is anticipated that once canal side works are finished, existing water voles will recolonise the stretch of canal meaning no long-term impact on Swindon. Various habitats have been created around the site for Great Crested Newts in addition to a major receptor site all of which provide excellent conditions for the species to flourish. The council are also exploring opportunities to rehome other species from other sites in the UK.
April 2014

As part of the process of developing Middle and West Wichel, Swindon Borough Council is in the process of selecting a joint venture partner and it is anticipated that work on the site will commence in 2015.
April 2014

The long awaited Waitrose supermarket situated in Middle Wichel opened its doors to the public in April 2014. For more information please click on the link: http://www.waitrose.com/content/waitrose/en/bf_home/bf/504.html.html
April 2014

As part of the process of planning and developing Middle and West Wichel, a revised masterplan has been created. Following a consultation period and consideration by the Council’s Planning Committee, this plan has now been approved.

Development Phasing Plan April 2009
February 2014

Further Information

For a general background on Wichelstowe, click on the link below.
Wichelstowe In Focus

To view a complete chronology for the development of Wichelstowe to-date follow the link below.
Chronology

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