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West Berkshire Council are proposing to allocate Whitehart Meadow as a site for 100 homes in the draft of its new Local Plan. This is despite the fact that there are several reasons why most or all of the site should not be built on. This is for the following reasons:

  1. Flood risk
  2. High voltage overhead power lines cross the site
  3. Noise and pollution from the motorway
  4. Possible land contamination.
  5. Need to preserve the gap between Theale and Calcot/Tilehurst

The site was put forward for housing in the last Local Plan but was rejected for reasons 1-4 above and following advice from the Environment Agency.

 The site has been labelled “RSA16” in the draft plan.

The draft new Local Plan is out for consultation.