Wednesday, 20 May 2009

More Housing Planned On Reading Borders

A new planning proposal for 450 new homes on the edge of Theale has stirred an activist councillor to go online an an attempt to involve residents in the consultation process.

LibDem representative for Theale, Cllr Alan Macro has set up a website which he helps will enable people to voice any concerns about potential development in the vital buffer zone between the village and M4 at White Hart Meadow.

Cllr Macro said he wants "to ensure that residents are fully informed... [as] information regarding the proposal is very hard to find"

The official consultation period is open for six weeks from the end of May, but early comments and contributions can be sent to:
Bryan Lyttle
Transport and Planning Policy Manager
West Berkshire Council
Market Street
Newbury, RG14 5LD
All sides can now be considered to have declared their intention to prevent development on this site, with Rob Wilson declaring the Conservative position that saving green belt 'buffer zones' of exactly this sort remain an essential part of their strategy and Labour's Martin Salter continuing campaign to get people to "register their opposition to to... the expansion of the existing settlement boundaries".

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Update: Congratulations go to Linda Fort for picking up on the story!

Oranjepan asks:
With every party united in opposition to the development of this location, will the Newbury-based West Berkshire council listen to citizens on the edge of Reading?

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