Monday, 25 January 2021

Residents’ resistance

RESIDENTS are to be consulted about the Government’s pressure on Wokingham borough to accommodate thousands of new homes.

Borough council leader Julian McGhee-Sumner says the council has approved 8,000 applications for new homes in recent years, with another 2,000 in the pipeline, but is being pressed to take even more.

He wants to hold a special consultation with residents, which is likely to take place after May’s local elections.

Councillor McGhee-Sumner said: “We have reached that crossroads where ‘enough is enough’ and we have to find a different way to convince the Government to be more reasonable.

“If we can come together, residents and all councillors, with a single aim to get the Government to listen we just might get some movement.”

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