Monday, 08 August 2022

Legal fund target rises

A FUND-RAISING campaign to help prevent a development of 95 homes in Sonning Common has increased its target.

Organisers now want to raise £8,000 after reaching their original target of £5,000 in just two weeks.

The money will help pay for a barrister and a planning consultant to represent the parish council at a planning inquiry in April.

Gallagher Estates, of Warwick, is appealing against the refusal of permission for the development in Kennylands Road.

Appeal co-ordinator David Winchester, of Kennylands Road, said: “Every donation reduces the amount of precious parish funds that will have to be used to oppose the appeal.  

“Each donation sends a clear message to Gallagher Estates that it is taking on a strong and vibrant community.”

The appeal will close on Thursday. To donate, visit

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