Monday, 21 August 2017

New objection to homes

PLANS to build 95 homes on a field between Henley and Shiplake have been recommended for rejection for

PLANS to build 95 homes on a field between Henley and Shiplake have been recommended for rejection for a third time.

Claire Engbers, who owns Thames Farm, off Reading Road, wants to redevelop the 14-acre site. She has amended the scheme twice since filing her application in March.

Henley Town Council’s planning committee again called for refusal saying it is unacceptable in principle because the site isn’t earmarked for housing in Henley and Harpsden’s joint neighbourhood plan.

Mrs Engbers is also pursuing an appeal over her earlier bid for 110 homes on the same site. The district council refused permission in 2013 and a planning inspector upheld this in 2014.

Last year, a High Court judge ruled the verdict was flawed and the Government launched a failed bid to overturn it. A fresh hearing will be heard on a later date.





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