The club would have to buy land to put the new ground on, guess who owns a lot of the land in the Swindon borough? Now lets say that the club get hold of some land, they need planning permission to build anything in on that land, guess who runs that? The club have come up with many plans to either rebuild the cg or move to a new stadium over the years and the council always step in the way e.g.
- was going to be something up by the M4 J15 - didn't happen as it's not brownfield land, but they can build a hospital
- was going to be where whitchelstow is now - didn't happen
- was going to be north swindon (shaw) - didn't happen
Of the 3 plans you list, none went further than a back page story in the Adver other than the Shaw (TipStad) scheme, which was launched jointly with the then leader of the council. So hardly the council standing in the club's way! It foundered because it was posited on the council selling the club the CG for housing, but at an undeveloped price. Which they weren't lawfully allowed to do. Oh, and Shaw is in West Swindon, not North Swindon.
The only chance of the club getting anything new would be to build it out of the Swindon borough (so either down by chippenham or up by Hungerford).
Bollocks. We have an excellent site for a stadium, which should benefit the club, the town and fans if properly developed. The club is Swindon
Town, Chippenham and Hungerford already have teams.