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FRIDAY 7th FEBRUARY 2020
West Berkshire Council has kindly extended the deadline date for comments on the newly amended plans and documents from Friday 7th to FRIDAY 24th to allow the local Parish Councils to have their Council meetings in order that they can make their collective comments. It was intended to have the Eastern Area Planning Committee Meeting on 19th February which will now not happen so the period for comments is now extended until 24th February. So if you wanted to comment on the amendments and thought you had missed the deadline, you haven't and if you still wish to do so, you can.
It is possible that the Eastern Area Planning Committee could schedule the meeting to consider this hybrid application on 11th March at the Calcot Centre, Highview, but please check West Berks website for confirmation of this. The schedule is normally published the week before.
FRIDAY 31st JANUARY 2020
ADDITIONAL DRAWINGS/AMENDED PLANS SUBMITTED
The new documents can be found on the West Berks website:
Dear Residents and hopefully people who do not wish to see any development on Pincents Hill by the
The developers have amended their plans and have targeted places like Sulham residents to write in and support the 265 homes plan in our area Over 200 letters of support for the development have been received, we really need to rebut these and increase our number of letters of refusal, even if you have already written in.
There is meant to be a statutory period of 21 days from the date of notification to residents which has not been observed, although West Berks have been notified of this. Unfortunately at this moment in time we only have one week (7th February) to bolster our number of objections, although an extension has been requested and may/or may not be forthcoming.
Basically, the amended plans show the layout of the proposed building site and the access to it. It is intended that a single lane access with pavements will be the only vehicular access from the Sainsbury’s end with access from the metal gates in
The plans also show the topography of the site with the intended levels and the height (one, two or three storeys) of the proposed buildings.
The group’s main concerns are firstly the traffic flow from Sainsbury’s roundabout especially with construction vehicles. A question has been asked of West Berks (so far unanswered) - what is the anticipated access for constructions vehicles and it can only be one of two ways. Firstly adding to the confusion of the Sainsbury’s traffic, or secondly up Langley Hill, into
Secondly even West Berks Landscape report says that there are areas of the development even after ten years growth of trees that will not be hidden and will still be clearly visible.
Thirdly, a loss of character and sense of place which will totally change the atmosphere to not only Tilehurst and Calcot, but Holybrook and the surrounding area. It is a much valued and loved natural open space with many different habitats which makes it a unique gem in both its landscape and irreplaceable soul of the community.
Fourthly, questions asked of TOWN from West Berks have not been answered and various organisations like the Police, Thames Water, and departments at West Berks are unhappy with various aspects of the proposed plan and do not recommend it, in its present from.
Fifthly, infrastructure concerns such as the provision of school places, GPs and suitable access to the site.
We have set out below the heading for reply for both e-mail and post and would be grateful for your help, if you can perhaps let others know in order to reach as many people as possible to show West Berks how much us residents value our hill we need objections to the alterations.
Please, we need your help to save Pincents Hill/ Thank you.
The Combined Save Pincents Hill and Save Calcot Action Group
Head of Development and Planning,
I/We OBJECT to the planning application at
PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED
LETTERS OF SUPPORT OR OPPOSITION TO BE RECEIVED AT THE COUNCIL
BY 18th FEBRUARY 2019
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Planning Application validated
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