Wiltshire

Homes plan approved for site of former Swindon school

Plans to build 273 homes on the site of a former school in Swindon have been approved by the council's planning committee.

The development, on the old north site for Hereod Parkway School, had been opposed by some residents who said the homes would obscure their view.

Staff and pupils from the school have already moved into a new building on the other side of Akers Way.

Barratt Homes hope to begin work within the next three years.

Plans for the land, which is currently open fields, also include a kick about area, cycle paths and an infant playground.

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