Monday, 24 September 2018

Twenty Five Years Ago

A LANDOWNER is prepared to help pay for a third Thames bridge between Caversham and Sonning

A LANDOWNER is prepared to help pay for a third Thames bridge between Caversham and Sonning if planning permission is given for a multi-million pound business park near Playhatch. Redland, which owns gravel pits and land adjoining them, wants to create a business and leisure development on 50 acres bordering the A4155 Henley to Reading road between the Playhatch roundabout and Caversham Park Village.

The battle to stop the controversial redevelopment of Henley town centre starts on Monday in the High Court. Architect Chris Leeming, who fronts the Henley Fighting Fund, is claiming that the scheme by Arundell, Waitrose and South Oxfordshire District Council is 14,000sqft over the original development brief and planning application.

Turville’s vicar says he is prepared to go to prison rather than pay the poll tax. Rev Paul Nicholson believes he is the only member of the clergy in England to have taken such a dramatic stance. While he points out that he can afford to pay the Wycombe District Council bill, Mr Nicholson says his actions are in defence of the poor who have been hit by the “unchristian” tax.



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