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Marrons Planning supports £9.6m
regeneration project in Swindon

Marrons Planning supports £9.6m regeneration project in Swindon

Published: 11th March 2019
Area: Real Estate & Planning
Author: Brian Mullin

The team at Marrons Planning has been supporting developer Blewbury Court Ltd, with submitting plans to Swindon Borough Council to redevelop the former Newsquest site in Swindon Old Town.

The developer aims to extend the rear of the building to deliver an additional 26 flats, bringing the total number of proposed residential properties to 66 as part of the £9.6m regeneration project.

Hoping to start the project this summer, the latest planning application follows lengthy discussions with Swindon Borough Council which have been going on since July last year. As well as Swindon Borough Council, consultations with South Swindon Parish Council and other key stakeholders in the local community have also taken place.

Brian Mullin, planning consultant at Marrons Planning, which is part of the firm, submitted the application on behalf of Blewbury Court Ltd. He said:

“The latest planning application is the latest phase in a series of planning permissions negotiated with Swindon Borough Council for the regeneration of this part of the Old Town. The apartments will deliver high quality rental accommodation for young professionals, with the typical individual profile tenant having spare income and seeking active and contemporary urban living. There are fantastic heritage benefits by securing the refurbishment and future use of the Grade II listed Offices and the enhancement of this neglected part of the conservation area around Little London Road and Albert Street.

“This investment will support and increase the strength and capacity of the local community, improve the vibrancy of the area and help to contribute to health of the local economy.”

Mark Holden of Blewbury Court Ltd, said:

“We are delighted after much investment and hard work to save this important building from neglect. Our aim is to preserve this pinnacle of the Old Town’s history, whilst creating high-specification, competitively-priced homes which will help the immediate population in Swindon and bring a much-needed boost to the local housing market.”

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