Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cautious welcome for housing

COUNCILLORS have backed plans for up to 170 homes on Highlands Farm in Henley but warned the developer

COUNCILLORS have backed plans for up to 170 homes on Highlands Farm in Henley but warned the developer it has more work to do.

Crest Nicholson has submitted an outline planning application to build on the industrial estate off Greys Road.

The company has been accused of using misleading numbers about the likely volume of traffic caused by the development.

It claimed there would be fewer vehicle journeys during the rush hours than at the moment and that there would be “no material impact” on congestion in the town centre.

On Tuesday, Henley Town Council’s planning committee agreed to recommend the application is approved. However, members expressed concern about the traffic.



Councillor Jane Smewing said: “Their comments on transport are complacent. There are going to be at least 170 people going to work every morning who are going to add to the traffic on Greys Road. There isn’t an adequate transport strategy for this.”



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