New homes in an industrial estate?

New homes in an industrial estate?

Swindon Borough Council have granted planning permission for 165 new homes on the old Woolworths Distribution site on the Dorcan Industrial Estate.

Planning approval brings an end to the vacant distribution site which was opened in 1972 as the ‘state of the art; distribution centre and in its heyday was one of the towns largest employers.

As the site is not connected to any other residential development there is a stipulation that along with the 165 homes, expecting to house up to 400 people, there is a provision for open green spaces and play areas to be provided by the developers.

Magnaflux, who opposed the planning application on safety grounds were not available for comment this afternoon.

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