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1,550 homes approved for Wiltshire town

Words: Laura Edgar
Illustrative masterplan / Capital Land

Swindon Borough Council has granted planning permission for a minimum of 1,550 homes, which will be delivered at New Eastern Villages. 

Swindon-based property developer Capital Land Property Group’s plans for Great Stall East also include a primary and secondary school. 

The homes will have either two, three, four or five bedrooms, and will be a mix of private and affordable properties. 

Jeremy Francis, founder of Capital Land, said: “Not only will we build some great homes for people to live in, our plans show that we will create a genuine ‘village’ community, with all the local amenities you would expect in a thriving location and the kind of expansive green spaces families of all ages will appreciate. 

“Securing planning permission for Great Stall East is the result of several years of detailed technical and design work and it follows very constructive and collaborative meetings with Swindon Council, not to mention a public consultation. Involvement of local people in our decisions is key and I want to thank all those involved with the project for helping us to achieve this major milestone. We are talking about an investment of over £400 million, so this is a really significant project for the town’s future.”

Capital Land plans to play a central role in delivery of key infrastructure as well as having a continued influence over design and delivery of the scheme. As a result,  the company said it would “create hundreds of direct jobs themselves during the approximately 14-year construction period, as well as many indirect jobs in the construction and supply sectors”.

New Eastern Villages is a large urban regeneration development located to the east of Swindon. It is identified in the town’s strategic growth area within the adopted Swindon Borough Local Plan 2026. In total, it will deliver between 8,000 and 12,000 homes, 40 hectares of employment and associated health, retail, education and leisure facilities. Capital Land is in control of approximately a third of the New Eastern Villages development.

Image credit | Capital Land