Thursday, 24 August 2017

Five housing sites approved in Woodcote plan

WOODCOTE’S neighbourhood plan has been approved.

The document, which recommends five sites, where up to 76 houses should be built by 2027, passed a village referendum yesterday (April 3) and is now legally enforceable.

The turnout was just under 60 per cent and 91 per cent of voters supported it.

The plan recommends that new houses are divided between Chiltern Rise Cottage in Reading Road, the old reservoir in Greenmore, the former Chiltern Queen bus depot in Long Toll, a plot at the end of Wood Lane and the Woodcote Garden Centre in Reading Road.

A site next to Bouchier Fencing in Goring Road and another north of Chiltern Rise are named as reserves.

It calls for 40 per cent of new homes to be affordable.

Cllr Geoff Botting, the chairman of Woodcote Parish Council’s neighbourhood plan steering group, said the result was “absolutely brilliant”. A full story will appear in next week’s Henley Standard.

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