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NEW FIRLANDS Planning Application
129 houses called "Hollybush Oaks"
REFUSED

Good news and well done to all who helped inform the councils decision.

The orange planning notices are up so time to get your objections in!
You have until 14 August to get your objection letter into the West Berks Council.

If new homes are required in the Burghfield Common (BC) area, it would be far better to infill sites within the existing boundary of BC than to contemplate a major expansion of BC away from its centre - the shops to the north.
This application ignores the negative impact on the neighbouring rural communities of Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet, which would be severely affected by the encroachment of residential building onto green land and the increased flow of traffic on local, typically minor, roads. It would constitute a fundamental and irrevocable change in the rural way of life of those living around the southern boundary of BC.
The addition of 129 houses on Hollybush Lane would dangerously overload the minor road adjacent to Willink School, as well as other access roads passing through the adjacent villages.
Other services, such as drainage, would also be overloaded. Recent flooding of the area tends to reinforce the risk.
The types of houses envisaged would bring an increased population of school-age children, without commensurate capacity in local schools.
In reality, this is a re-statement of the original Firlands plan. The proposed road layout clearly leaves the way open for a major expansion of this development onto the remainder of the original Firlands site.
The ribbon development of this land off Hollybush Lane - one house deep along the road- might be acceptable, but certainly not on this scale, and not without closing off the potential for future incremental incursions towards the adjacent villages.

Best regards,

Paul Lyall
Chairman
Sunrise Action Group

14/01730/OUTMAJ
Application Number

Design & Access
Statement PDF File

Related Documents
Representation Letters

West Berks Council
Preferred Options

West Berkshire Council Preferred Options
Below is Sulhamstead Parish Council ObjectionStatement

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