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Highways

Current State
The site is currently accessed via Pack Hill, a 6m-wide rural carriageway road connecting the A419, a dual carriageway road to the south of the site which in turn provides access to the M4 (J15) to the south and Cirencester to the north and to the east Pack Hill provides access to the local village of Wanborough. To the west of the site lies The Marsh, a single carriageway road circa 5m in width also providing local access into Wanborough.


Given the rural nature of the site, there is limited walking and cycle infrastructure constraining movements within the vicinity of the site. A number of existing bus services stop in close proximity to the site which connect to the surrounding towns including Swindon. These services include 46A, 47 and 48A, although these have limited frequency during the day.

Mitigation
In order for the proposed site to come forward, the consultant team are in ongoing discussion with both SBC as highway authority and Highways England on the impacts upon both the A419 and M4. Any highway mitigation will be promoted and contained within the Transport Assessment.


The existing public transport is being assessed to determine the required level of improvements, however this will also consider the proposed changes to services coming forward with the NEV and introduction of the new link road.
 

The site will retain the existing PRoW through the site, and where available improve these for both existing and new users. A new pedestrian link is being promoted by Swindon Borough Council to run along the Southern Connector Road which will provide a new opportunity for employees of both Wasdell and the science park to walk / cycle into Swindon.


Car parking and cycle provision will be provided on site in line with SBC policy.