Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Turning Back the Pages

A FORMER Mayor of Henley, recently in trouble with the planning authorities for constructing an unauthorised car park behind flats

A FORMER Mayor of Henley, recently in trouble with the planning authorities for constructing an unauthorised car park behind flats in Vicarage Road, has received the backing of town councillors. District councillors recently supported action to instruct ex-town councillor Graham Payne to remove the hard-surfaced area and replace it with top soil. But at Tuesday’s meeting of the town council’s plans committee, members recommended the car park be allowed to stay, provided it is properly landscaped.

Wargrave residents will be faced with the village’s biggest ever business development if plans to build a new £750,000 waterfront building at Bushnell’s boatyard are accepted. The plan is for a two-storey building providing 12,000 sq ft of space for office or light industrial use in place of an old engineering workshop. A further building to house boating facilities is proposed as well as 46 parking spaces.

Part of the Chilterns End old people’s home in Henley is earmarked for closure under a county council scheme. Proposals involving the sale of the older part of the site are to go before next week’s meeting of the social services committee. Some 25 of the 76 residents would be affected if the sale went ahead. The county says its scheme would improve the standard of care for elderly people.

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