Just a quick update on the Public Consultation Survey for the Wokingham Local Plan Update that we wrote to you about a few weeks ago. The survey document was designed to be accompanied by a booklet “Homes for the future” which the council had planned to distribute to every household in the borough in early December. Unfortunately it appears that many people have not in fact received their copy, and because of this the deadline for completing the survey has been put back till 22nd February 2019.

CPRW has meanwhile been preparing our suggested response, and once the booklet has been sent out we will publish this here, via our email list (sign up via the link above to be kept in touch), Facebook and as a printed document.

The council’s drop-in event at Loddon Hall is still scheduled for 7-9pm on January 10th. We encourage supporters to attend, ask questions and politely challenge statements that threaten the Green Belt – such as local improvements being conditional on accepting development (e.g. large scale housing which they anticipate being prompted by Crossrail funding improvements in station parking etc, or a bypass which may improve the crossroads but simply move the congestion to nearby roads).

January & February will be an important time for the Campaign with this survey being a crucial opportunity to demonstrate the strength of local opposition to building on the Green Belt. We will update you again in early January, and meanwhile wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.