Monday, 18 December 2017

Accusations of a ‘land grab’ engulf third bridge debate

A THIRD Thames bridge east of Reading could solve traffic problems in Henley, according to a new survey.

However, town and county councillor David Nimmo Smith has branded the plans as “land grabbing” and claims Reading borough council has a “hidden agenda” over the matter.

Earlier this month, Reading borough council’s transport chief Tony Page told the county council to “accept the facts” of the survey, which was carried out by Wokingham Borough Council.

Cllr Nimmo Smith attended a meeting in Wokingham on Friday, July 11, which was chaired by Henley MP John Howell and Reading East MP Rob Wilson.

He said: “At the meeting the results of the survey were put in front of us. Some of the information was wrong: they called the B480 the A4074, and we found it was inconclusive about the long-term benefit of the bridge.

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