CONTROVERSIAL plans for the redevelopment of Henley town centre are off following the shock withdrawal of the
CONTROVERSIAL plans for the redevelopment of Henley town centre are off following the shock withdrawal of the developer. Arundell House announced its withdrawal from the scheme yesterday with South Oxfordshire District Council and Waitrose saying the current economic recession was to blame. Arundell chief executive Andrew Sturt said the withdrawal had been “on the cards” for some time and that the company had suffered “substantial” losses as a result.
Borocourt Hospital in Peppard is set to close in 1994. Barring tremendous public opposition, the 223 mentally handicapped residents will go to live in the community. Most will move to six- to eight-place group homes in South Oxfordshire, while up to 60 will be found individual care placements starting this year.
Henley’s Copper Kettle teashop, which was at the centre of a breast-feeding row last summer, is to be converted into an Italian restaurant. At Henley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday Juan Rios and Nicola La Verghetta were granted a protection order for the restaurant licence at the Thames Side premises, formerly run by Mr and MrsWood. The new owners plan to open the restaurant daily from noon to 3pm and 7pm to 11pm.