Plans have been approved for a further 1,550 homes in Swindon.

Capital Land Strategic Planning’s outline plans for the homes on land at Great Stall East, just south of the A420 (Shrivenham Road) to the east of Swindon, also include new primary and secondary schools, a site for a park & ride and a sports hub.

Community facilities, a local centre, open space, allotments and walking and cycling improvements will also feature in the development which is part of the wider New Eastern Villages (NEV), which will eventually deliver 8,000 homes, new schools, employment spaces and community and leisure facilities.

Cllr Gary Sumner, deputy leader of Swindon Borough Council and cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, transport and planning, said: “The New Eastern Villages will be one of the largest greenfield developments in the UK providing urban life within a countryside setting.

“Each element of the NEV has been carefully designed to provide a series of linked villages, rather than the traditional urban extensions of the past and will be delivered in a phased way. We are delivering sustainable communities with green open space, recreational facilities, brand new schools and employment land.

“This latest planning permission for the land at Great Stall East follows the recent permission that was granted for 2,380 homes at South Marston and Rowborough, while an additional 2,500 homes at Lotmead were approved earlier this year.

“Amazon is well on the way to delivering its new distribution site at nearby Symmetry Park, bringing with it 1,300 jobs, so we are making great progress in delivering the next exciting chapter in Swindon’s continued expansion.”

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