2017 Archive

Arborfield Community Forum - Wokingham Borough Council - Major Developments

Wokingham Borough Council - Major Developments

Mark your calendars for the next Arborfield Community Forum!

20 th March 2017, from 6pm - 8pm
Henry Street Garden Centre
Swallowfield Rd, Arborfield, RG2 9JY

More information about what we'll be discussing to come soon.

February 2017

North Wokingham Community Forum - Wokingham Borough Council - Major Developments

Wokingham Borough Council - Major Developments

Mark your calendars for the next North Wokingham Community Forum!

30 th March 2017, from 6pm - 8pm
Emmbrook Junior School
Emmbrook Road, Wokingham, RG41 1JR

More information about what we'll be discussing to come soon.

February 2017

Have your say on the proposed expansion to Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Expansion

As part of its public consultation, the government will be holding an information event in Bracknell on Thursday 16th February at carnation hall between 11am and 8pm, at which local residents will have the opportunity speak to officials and ask questions about the department for transport's (dft) plans for heathrow expansion.

The Government recommends that you should read the draft airports national policy statement before submitting your response to the consultation, which is open for 16 weeks until 25 th May.

If you have any questions about the consultation, or your local event, please call the DfT on 0800 689 4968.

Heathrow Expansion Leaflet

February 2017

TRL site Public Exhibition January 2017

TRL Development Site 2017

Below is a PDF of the boards that will be on display at the public exhibition on Tuesday 24 th & Thursday 26 th January 2017 at Crowthorne Baptist Church, 144 High Street, Crowthorne RG45 7AT See here for more details.

Public Exhibition Display Boards

January 2017

18 th January 2017 TRL stakeholders meeting

Two committee members attended this meeting which was to update us on the forthcoming display material. Main points in summary:

  • We were given the email address of John Allan , Legal and General's managing director. John.allan@landghomes.com
  • He hopes that their web site will soon be up to date and he requested that a name is found soon for the new development.
  • We heard from Peter Daswell that the asbestos removal is nearly complete and the trees that are to be removed are mainly cleared. Trees will be replaced as the fir trees were always intended as a crop.
  • There are on going discussions with the Council about the Master Plan for housing, roads and streets.
  • We learnt that the proposed school will not have a house for a caretaker as it is not a requirement by Bracknell Forest.
  • The first off site road improvements will be at the roundabout on the junction of Old Wokingham Road and Nine Mile Ride.
  • We were told that water soak away is currently improved as a lot of hard standing has been removed so water is able to soak into the ground. This was in discussion about how much water would have been soaked up by the hundreds of trees that have now been removed.

There was some discussion about these points and you may wish to state your views at the TRL exhibitions. These are being held on the 24 th and 26 th February, at the Baptist church in the High Street from 16.30 to 19.30. See here for more details.

January 2017

Crowthorne Community Social Value Charter

Join the conversation about how to build a sustainable future for the Crowthorne community and help to turn that into action by designing the first Community Social Value Charter in the UK!

The Community Charter will be a public document, expressing a vision for the future of the community and identifying practical undertakings that if taken will make a positive difference to Crowthorne.

This is a survey designed to be completed quickly but with the opportunity to provide more detailed answers. So if you are an individual or an organisation for whom the Project is likely to have an impact, please give us your views.

To go to Survey Click here.

January 2017

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - Brownfield Register Press Release & Research

Following the Housing " Planning Act which received Royal Assent in May 2016 - it requires local authorities to adopt a Brownfield Register to enable housebuilders to identify suitable sites for development - this will enable us to save our countryside and AONB's from the building free-for-all and protect the countryside from speculative development.

CPRE Berkshire Branch welcomes the introduction of Brownfield Registers and will be asking each Local Authority across Berkshire to be proactive in identifying 'brownfield sites' to avoid high environmental and heritage sites to be destroyed by prioritizing brownfield development.

Press Release and Research documents can be download below.

Pilot BFR research    Press Release - Brownfield registers

January 2017

Public Exhibition Invitation TRL site January 2017

TRL Development Site 2017

The committee of Crowthorne Village Action Group CVAG feel that you will be interested in visiting this upcoming PUBLIC exhibition. It will be taking place on Tuesday 24 th & Thursday 26 th January 2017 at Crowthorne Baptist Church, 144 High Street, Crowthorne RG45 7AT from 16.30 to 19.30

These are the developer's (Legal and General) plans for the TRL site and it will be hosted by the consultants Quatro-PR. As you might already be aware they have general planning permission for the whole site and had specific detailed planning approval late last year to work just on the 'open space' (SANG) that will fill the 400m open green space along the Bracknell Road and the Special Protection Area for the heathland wildlife (SPA).

We are assured by Quatro that L"G would be pleased to note all your comments. Full details in leaflet below.

Public Exhibition Invitation TRL site

January 2017