Ridgeway Farm homes approval: Judicial review bid considered

  • 28 November 2012
  • From the section Wiltshire

A judicial review bid could start against the approval of plans to build 700 homes at a site in Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Council rejected the development at Ridgeway Farm over traffic fears and the effect on the countryside.

House-builder Taylor Wimpey appealed and the scheme was then approved by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

Swindon Borough Council, which is also against the development, is now looking into a possible judicial review.

Its head of planning Dale Heenan said he had asked local authority officers if a judicial review "has options".

In a previous statement, Taylor Wimpey said: "We look forward to working with the local authority developing this scheme, including the provision of a new primary school, affordable housing and highway improvements."

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