Friday, October 28, 2016

Frontages Affronted

Swindon could be about to lose some of it's old shop frontages according to a new planning application.

It's number S/16/1679 if you want to search for yourself on the council Planning Portal.

To build, mostly flats, three shop fronts would go, two in Bridge Street and one in Fleet Street.

It seems strange that the developer has realised the importance of Swindon's town centre building frontages in it's planning application supporting documents, but then plans to replace three of them with three soulless, generic blocks of flats.

Will this go through and will we lose yet more character from a part of town that can little afford to lose any more?

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