We’ve emailed supporters with a quick update on the campaign to let everyone know what’s been happening and to reassure you that despite everything going a little quiet we have been meeting regularly and are very much still on the case!
Everything in the email is posted here, as well as on our Facebook page, but do encourage friends and neighbours to sign up to our mailing list so we can send updates directly to your mailbox.
The main reason for the pause in activity is of course the major changes in Wokingham Borough Council after May’s elections, which have affected some timetables that everyone had anticipated. The election saw David Lee – Executive Member for Strategic Highways and Planning who was in charge of much of the development strategy – lose his seat, and he has been replaced by Stuart Munro (Swallowfield) who also oversees Business and Economic Development with Wayne Smith (Hurst) as his deputy. These changes have meant that there has been something of a hiatus while new arrangements are put in place, and we hope that it gives the Council the opportunity for fresh thinking on policy for the Local Plan.