Sunday, 20 August 2017

Hearing delayed

A COURT hearing to decide a planning dispute between a garden centre near Wargrave and Wokingham

A COURT hearing to decide a planning dispute between a garden centre near Wargrave and Wokingham Borough Council has been postponed.

Hare Hatch Sheeplands has been the subject of enforcement action since 2012 when its owner, Rob Scott, was accused of using green belt land without permission and extending a café and play area.

The council claims he has ignored the enforcement notice, so it had “no choice” but to take legal action.

A hearing was due to take place at the High Court in London on Thursday last week but both parties felt there was insufficient time allocated to deal with the matter.

A spokesman for the garden centre said: “The hearing was set for only an hour so the council’s planning department got in touch with the Sheeplands legal team, saying it didn’t think an hour was long enough and would they agree to allow it to be put back and they agreed.”



The judge agreed to postpone the hearing to a date to be agreed.



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