Local Councils

Newbury Town Council Prepares its Response to the latest Sandleford Proposals

This press release was received from Newbury Town Council on 8 May 2018 and is reproduced her verbatim.

You can click here to read Newbury Town Council’s response to these proposals following its meeting on 14 May.

Newbury Town Council’s Planning and Highways Committee will hold a special meeting on 14 May 2018 to formulate its responses to the two planning applications submitted for the proposed development of 1,500 homes and ancillary facilities, including a country park, at Sandleford. The meeting will be at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber in the Town Hall.

The Town Council held a public presentation on 3 May in the Rugby Club where local residents had the opportunity to question the developers, Bloor Homes and Donnington New Homes, on their proposals. The Chairman of the Committee, Cllr Anthony Pick, said that the presentation evening was very useful and gave the Town Council a better understanding of the concerns of residents in the area. The Town Council took careful note of all the points made on 3rd May, and all of those points will be considered when formulating the Town Council’s response on 14 May.

The meeting on 14 May will be a formal meeting on the Committee, which will be open to the public. Members of the public who wish to address the Committee should contact the Town Hall to register to speak. This can be done by telephoning 01635 35486 or emailing kym.heasman@newbury.gov.uk. Due to fire regulations, the maximum number of people allowed in the Council Chamber is 60 persons. People who have already registered to speak will receive preference and the rest of the available spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The applicants will be invited to address the Committee and members of the public, who have registered to speak, will also have that opportunity. Speakers will have five minutes to address their concerns to the Committee, and six speakers will be heard on each application. If a point has already been fully covered by one speaker, it will be suggested that any further speaker with the same objection withdraws, so enabling another speaker to make a different point. The Town Council will then formulate its responses to each of the applications.

It should be noted that the Town Council is a statutory consultee and will present its views to West Berkshire District Council, which will ultimately determine the applications.

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