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Chair: Paul Exell (email: phone: 01793 703276)

Membership Secretary: Sarah McDermott

Friday, 28 January 2011

Oakhurst Residents' Association New Committee Member

Our current committee now consists as follows:
Stephanie Exell
Andrew Oakes
Ian Birch
Henry Mandikutse
Rob Nyman
Brychan Travers

ORA Campaign Leaflet Preview

Here are some draft-images for a leaflet we are hoping to distribute in the near future :
(The final designs will be slightly different)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New (Unreleased) Proposed Plans from Swindon Borough Council

In their Cabinet meeting of 11th January 2011, SBC put forward their new version of the Core Strategy to be ratified.

It can be viewed here (go to pages 110 to 112 to see the sections pertaining to Tadpole Farm).  There is also an ammended appendix with a replacement diagram for the site here.

The minutes of the part of the meeting pertaining to the Core Strategy can be found here.

(I will be going into more comparative detail of this information in a future post.)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Here we have received some answers to the questions raised during our 11th January Public Meeting (minutes of which can be found here).

(The Answers were provided by Douglas Campbell – Conservative Group Political Assistant.)

Questions asked of SBC Cabinet 19th January 2011

During the  meeting of 19th January 2011, the ORA asked questions regarding the Tadpole Farm development of Swindon Borough Council Cabinet.

Friday, 21 January 2011

'New Masterplanning' Conceptual Plan for Tadpole Farm (circa August 2009) and some analysis.

"NEW Masterplanning were appointed by Crest Nicholson in 2008 to prepare a concept plan and strategy leading to a detailed masterplan for a sustainable urban extension on the northern edge of Swindon."

Minutes of Public Meeting 11th Jan 2011

Here are the minutes of the Public Meeting held at Oakhurst Community Primary School on 11th Janurary 2011 regarding the development on the Tadpole Farm site:
(Thanks to Paul for transcribing the events)   

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Images of the Tadpole Farm site as it is now...

This is the site they are proposing to build some 1,700 houses on in the Swindon Core Strategy...

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

ORA continue to keep the pressure up...

The Oakhurst Residents' Association Committee will be meeting on Thursday 20th January 2011 to discuss the excellent turnout from the meeting of 11th January, how to best continue their efforts in addressing the development of the Tadpole Farm site, and what else it can do to serve our community.

Should anyone have anything they think should be raised at the meeting, please drop us an email...

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Press Reports of ORA Public Meeting

A report on Tuesday's public meeting regarding the Tadpole Farm developement can be found on The Swindon Advertiser's website here. (Or alternatively This is here )

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Swindon Link expands on Tadpole Farm plans

Swindon Link has published further information on the Tadpole Farm development and publicised our 11th Jan meeting here.