Wednesday, 18 July 2018

200 sites suggested for new homes

PLOTS of land near Wargrave have been put forward for development.

PLOTS of land near Wargrave have been put forward for development.

They are among more than 200 sites to be considered as part of Wokingham Borough Council’s new local plan for the next 20 years.

The plan, which is expected to be completed by 2019, will say where new housing, business and leisure developments  should go. The council asked for suggestions for sites, which could be put forward by any interested party.

The nominations include the Hare Hatch Sheeplands and Hare Hatch garden centres and a plot at the junction of Bath Road and Twyford Road, near the Piggott School.

They have been suggested for a mix of uses including housing, residential institutions and retail.

In Charvil there were four sites — land to the east and west of Park View Drive North, to the west of Park Lane and to the west Norris Green, all for housing, and Wallys mobile home park in New Bath Road, which has been suggested for use as a traveller site.

Councillor Mark Ashwell, executive member for planning and regeneration, said: “It’s important to understand that the local plan update is about more than new homes. 

“It will also establish what needs to come with those homes — new schools, new roads and other transport investment, new parks and play areas, new sporting and community facilities, new health facilities and all the other things that make communities work.

“It’s also about maintaining our current high quality of life, ensuring we remain an economic success story and protecting what is most important in our environment.

“Part of this process is gathering a comprehensive picture of all the land that may be available for development so that these can be assessed and the best spots selected.”

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