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."