Swindon’s Regeneration Priorities, Swindon

4 November, 2015 | 18:00 - 20:00

Transforming housing in Swindon
Transforming housing in Swindon

About this event

Wichelstowe, a Joint Venture investment between Swindon Borough Council and a major developer and set over 350 hectares, is a large greenfield, comprehensively planned urban extension with a focus on quality and design which will transform Swindon's housing offer.

Already the scene for Waitrose, the development will feature a bustling District Centre, a Secondary School, a health centre/doctors surgery, superb older people's housing, executive housing, and not forgetting, a beautiful canal. This will be set in a fully walkable neighbourhood with quick links to the town centre and the M4.

Event materials

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Speaker

Deborah Heenan

Deborah Heenan
Deborah Heenan

Deborah joined the Civil Service as an analyst and worked in a variety of roles including sustainable development before taking a lead on land use and urban policy. Acting as Principal Private Secretary to the Railways Minister for 2 years helped her prepare for becoming the lead advisor on housing and transport in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, working with Whitehall departments to drive results on specific targets and reporting regularly to the PM.

Following this, Deborah went on secondment to the residential development industry before returning to Whitehall and leading the Total Place and the Capital and Assets programme. The move to Swindon was initially to run an urban extension programme for around 4,500 homes on council owned land (Wichelstowe) and in late 2014 she took on a dual role as the CEO of the regeneration company, Forward Swindon.

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