Friday, 3 October 2014

Residents campaign to 'Save Lower Way Field'

 Lower Way field, a green lung, looking across to the Nature Discover Centre, Moors reserve and SSSI. This field has been used to hold boot sales and fun fairs and dog walkers have also enjoyed the use of the field over many years 

West Berkshire Council has consulted residents living around Lower Way, asking for their comments on a proposal to build 87 houses on a greenfield site outside the settlement boundary between Lower Way and the Nature Discover Centre, close to the Moors reserve and SSSI in Thatcham. The residents have held campaign meetings and set up a web site and a facebook page - search "Lower Way Field", to keep everyone informed.
A 2,371 signature petition objecting to the development has been handed in to the Council and 269 letters of objection have also been received. My co ward member Cllr Jeff Brooks and I have been working closely with local residents supporting them in the campaign to save this green field from development.

Collecting petition signatures at Thatcham Broadway.
Another banner put up by a resident in Lower Way

Beautiflul scenery looking from the field to the Moors reserve and SSSI

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