MP urges local residents to speak up over Sandford Farm
9th October 2008
Reading East MP, Rob Wilson, has today urged his constituents in Woodley to make their views clear over the proposed development at Sandford Farm, Mohawk Way.
Sandford Farm Properties Ltd, hopes to build a retirement village on the site, consisting of 150 dwellings, and also hopes to add 8 office buildings, 7 storage and distribution units, 5 light industrial buildings and a computer data centre, along with a visitors centre and a car park.
The developer’s planning application was recently refused by Wokingham Borough Council but they subsequently lodged an appeal against the decision. An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is holding a local inquiry into the appeal at the Oakwood Centre on Headley Road at 10am on the 2nd December and local residents are being urged to air their views.
Rob commented, “A number of my constituents in Woodley have written or spoken to me about this proposal and many have strong views about it. I would like to urge them, and indeed the many other people throughout Woodley that have strong views about this, to make their views clear at the inquiry.”
Constituents wishing to speak at the inquiry must be present at the Oakwood at 10am on the 2nd December – if you arrive late you may not get the opportunity to air your views.
Wokingham Borough Council is making the documents relating to the appeal available for members of the public in the Planning Services Department at the Council’s Civic Offices.