Friday, 18 November 2011

Sibly Hall Housing Development Update

Good news for residents living near Sibly Hall - Wokingham Borough Council has rejected Reading University's application to build homes there.   

The Earley Liberal Democrats welcome this decision as we have concerns regarding the plan's potential to increase traffic, exasperate local demand for Secondary School places and other amenities, and its potential to harm nearby woodland .

Unfortunately this is not the end of the matter. The University has already set an appeal process in motion, the application will now go to a Planning Inquiry and will be decided by a Planning Inspector. No date has yet been set for the Inquiry.

We'll post more information as we have it.