Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Minister praises village as housing blueprint is ready

WOODCOTE’S neighbourhood plan will be put to a village referendum on April 3.

The development blueprint, which suggests five sites where up to 76 houses should be built by 2027, has been approved by an independent examiner.

If more than half of the villagers who vote are in favour, the document will become legally enforceable.

The plan recommends that up to 24 homes are built at Chiltern Rise Cottage in Reading Road, another 20 at the old reservoir in Greenmore and 14 at the former Chiltern Queen bus depot in Long Toll.

The remaining 18 houses would be split equally between a plot at the end of Wood Lane and the Woodcote Garden Centre in Reading Road. Two other sites are recommended as reserves. One is next to Bouchier Fencing in Goring Road and could accommodate 20 homes and the other is north of the plot at Chiltern Rise and could take 16.

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