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Tuesday September 18th September 2018
New development of 285 homes for Pincents Hill
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The KEEP TILEHURST GREEN TEAM
HAS ASKED FOR OUR HELP ON THE TWO FOLLOWING SITES
The writer acknowledges that although this request does not relate to Pincents Hill but feels that any development to this area Calcot, Tilehurst, Holybrook, Theale, Tidmarsh, Pangbourne and Sulham will be detrimental to the environment. This is because of the acknowledged fact of an astronomical increase in the amount of traffic that IKEA will generate. The writer considers that it would be wiser to allow a period of at least a year to assess the impact of the extra traffic on the area.
If you feel you can support the Keep Tilehurst Green Team then the writer knows they would be extremely grateful.
CLEMENTS MEAD - RIDING FOR DISABLED CHILDREN SITE
THERE IS AN EXTENSION TO CLEMENTS MEAD DEADLINE - WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT DUE TO DELAYS IN WEST BERKSHIRE COUNCIL POSTING NOTICES AROUND THE SITE, THERE IS AN EXTENSION TO THE DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS ON CLEMENTS MEAD.
We are not entirely sure of the final cut-off date, probably 1 or 2 more weeks. So if you have not yet submitted your objection you still have time (July 8th).
You must either email or write to West Berkshire council NOW even if you have already previously objected as part of the DPD process in 2015. Despite the extension - subject to confirmation - It is best to send your objection as soon as possible.
Please either email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the "Planning Department, West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD". Quoting Application No: 16/01034/OUTMAJ - Proposed Development at: Land opposite Hall Place Farm Stables, Sulham Hill, Tilehurst Reading.
Valid reasons for objection can include; access concerns, additional traffic, loss of local amenity for riding stables, development out of character with local area, overpowering nature of the development, impact on local schools, doctors, flood risk etc. Do add your own reasons as well.
Thank you - the Keep Tilehurst Green team
OBJECT NOW TO PROPOSED STONEHAMS FARM / LONG LANE DEVELOPMENT BY 8 JUNE 2016
(Please pass onto other friends and neighbours)
West Berkshire Council have received a planning application from Darcliffe Homes for 66 homes on the site known as“Land Adjacent To Stonehams Farm Dark Lane Tilehurst Reading Berkshire.”
TO OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AAT STONEHAMS FARM you must either email or write to West Berkshire council NOW even if you have already previously objected. The deadline for the objections is 8 June 2016.
Please either write by email to email@example.com or by post to the "Planning Department, West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD". Quoting Application No: 16/01223/OUTMAJ – “Land Adjacent To Stonehams Farm Dark Lane Tilehurst Reading Berkshire “. NB: you must include your name and address.
There are many valid reasons that you can use for development including but not limited to the following:
- Application has been submitted before a decision on West Berkshire DPD process, subject to public inquiry, is known.
- Application is for 66 dwellings which is in excess of the 60 within the council’s own DPD. (Draft DPD was for only 44 dwellings).Hence there is an upwards creep on housing numbers at each stage of the process
- Application has been submitted without consultation with local residents nor the local Neighbourhood Plan group.
- Proposed density, height and style of housing is out of keeping with the surrounding local existing housing.
- Impact of transport issues including adverse impact on the narrow roads of Long Lane, Sulham Hill, Sulham village. Additional traffic will be generated around Denefield school which is already a highly congested area.
- Development should not be approved in advance of the unknown impact of the soon to be opened IKEA store and the additional traffic that this store will bring to Tidmarsh, Sulham and Tilehurst.
- Visual impact on the AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) due to this development, detrimental effect on views, feelings of openness and space from within the AONB for the hundreds of walkers and other daily users.
- Impact on local amenities including doctors, schools etc due to approximately 200-250 additional residents of the area
- Non-sustainable development (i.e. housing without any supporting infrastructure or employment, long distances to local shops etc)
- Location of poor public transport provision, with consequent large increased in car journeys due to over 200 additional cars. Increased in greenhouse gases and congestion.
REMEMBER DEADLINE IS 8 JUNE !
West Berkshire Council has published their decision on the DPD.
Pincents Hill/Turnhams Farm EUA007 has had a temporary reprieve until, as we understand it, a year after IKEA has officially opened, so that the traffic flows can be monitored; then a decision will be made whether or not to allow development to take place.
Also, the news on the other four sites is good news for the site at Blackthorn Close, that has been rejected due to the risk of flooding and increased traffic on Sulham Hill and bad news for the two sites at Stoneham's Farm and the field at Clements Mead which have been short listed for inclusion in the area's development plans.
We have been asked that as many people as possible write in to show the strength of feeling against any or all of the proposals, including that of a temporary reprieve on Turnhams Farn, asking for a permanent refusal. Further details will be posted on this site, after various discussions on how best to raise the various points. If you wish to support any or all of the other sites, then please visit the Keep Tilehurst Green site for more information.
Our councillors Emma Webster, Tony Linden and Athony Chadley have asked that as many people as possible attend the meeting on Thursday November 5th at St. Bartholomews School. The address is in the NEWS AND UPDATES page. If anyone needs a lift, then please contact us and we will do our utmost to arrange, or if anyone can offer a lift then please, if you know someone who needs one, we would be grateful if you could.
We understand that our MP will do his utmost to get there too!!
Anthony Chadley elected as Councillor
Anthony Chadley, Joint Chair of the Combined Save Calcot Action Group/Save Pincents Hill Group, has decided to stand for election as a District Councillor in the Birch Copse Ward representing the Conservative party.
The Save Calcot / Pincents Hill group has always been, and will remain independent of political influence, and Anthony is committed to ensure this remains the case. The Group will work with any party, as it has done over the many years of its existence, to ensure Pincents Hill remains undeveloped and managed correctly to suit the residents’ wishes.
Anthony says “I feel I can represent the views of the local area regarding Pincents Hill better working within the Council, and the support I have received from Alok Sharma our local MP, Emma Webster and Tony Linden, our local Councillors’, has given me the impetus to drive this forward”.
We wish Anthony every success in ensuring the protection of Pincents Hill and the other green areas in and around Tilehurst.
If Anthony is successful in the election then he will happily stand aside to ensure the Group is seen as politically independent, we would therefore welcome any support from local residents in helping to run and maintain our campaign at any level. We really would like to get your support over the next few months as the next stage of the DPD (Development Plan) will be rearing its ugly head again towards the end of the summer. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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