Sunday, 22 October 2017

Plans for 25 homes opposite new school

TWENTY-FIVE new houses could be built on land opposite the proposed new primary school in Charvil.

TWENTY-FIVE new houses could be built on land opposite the proposed new primary school in Charvil.

Hicks Development Woodley has submitted an application to Wokingham Borough Council to build on a field east of the Hawthorns and west of Park Lane, which is currently used for grazing.

The sloping field has been promoted for development since the early Nineties following the construction of the Hawthorns.

The developer wants to build six three-bedroom houses, 12 four-bedroom houses and seven five- bedroom houses plus allotments. It says the properties would be “family homes” with large private gardens.

The development would have 90 parking spaces, including 13 for visitors.

The application says: “There will be a new junction with the Hawthorns, avoiding the creation of a new junction with Park Lane. In this position, visibility is excellent and the existing junction can safely accommodate new traffic flows.

“The development will cause no landscape harm, will enhance or have a neutral impact on trees and ecological interests and will provide a well-landscaped and attractive development which sits comfortably next to the existing developed area. The proposed development would not be out of character with its surroundings.”

The council has received one objection so far.

Cedric Sloan, of Righton Close, Charvil, said Park Lane was a busy road that is used by drivers as a rat run from Woodley and by parents of children at Waingels College.

He added: “The development should be delayed until the road is improved and effects of the new school have been addressed.”

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