Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Appeals made against failure to grant planning permission for two applications on the Lakeside site in Theale

Appeals have been made against the failure by West Berks Council to grant planning permission for developments on the sites known as Lakeside and North Lakeside. The Lakeside site is the area between The Green and the Theale bypass. There is a large lake on the site. The North Lakeside site is the area between the lake and The Green.


Details of the two appeals are:


Site Address:


Lakeside
The Green
Theale
Reading
Berkshire


Description of development:
Outline application for Residential development of up to 325 houses and apartments (including 70 extra-care units) with associated access, parking, amenity space and landscaping - matters to be considered access.
Application reference:
15/02842/OUTMAJ
Appellant’s name:
Central Corporation Securities Ltd; Alliance Security
Appeal reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3159722
Appeal start date:
6th December 2016


Site Address:
North Lakeside
The Green
Theale
Reading
Berkshire


Description of development:
Residential development comprising the erection of 25 dwellings with associated access, parking and landscaping works.  Matters to be considered Access.
Application reference:
16/01846/OUTMAJ
Appellant’s name:
Central Coporation Estates Ltd
Appeal reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3163215
Appeal start date:
6th December 2016

Appeals have been made to the Secretary of State against the non-determination of the applications by West Berkshire District Council within the prescribed period.

The appeals will be determined on the basis of Informal Hearings.  The procedure to be followed is set out in the Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Hearings Procedure) (England) Rules 2000, as amended.  Arrangements for the Hearing are yet to be made.  You may attend the Hearing and at the discretion of the Inspector to state your views

The Council has forwarded all the representations made on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate or by emailing East1@pins.gsi.gov.uk. If you wish to comment by post, you can send three copies to:

Lynne Young
Zone 3P
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol
BS1 6PN

All representations must be received by no later than five weeks from: 6th December 2016.  Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the Appeal Reference.

Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal. 

The appeal documents can also be inspected at the Council's Market Street offices during normal working hours or via the Council’s website www.westberks.gov.uk/planning Click on 'View Planning Applications' and search for the related planning case using the 'Application Reference' quoted above. 


You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Taking part in a planning appeal” booklets free of charge. You can find links to these at the bottom of our 'Planning Appeals' webpage www.westberks.gov.uk/planningappeals.

Appeals made against refusal of planning applications to convert the Red lion, Theale, intwo dwellings

Description of development:
Change of use from Public House to residential use, demolition of the former skittle alley and outbuildings replaced with a new two storey side extension comprising of an additional 8 dwellings.
Application reference:
16/00853/FULD
Appellant’s name:
Red Line Land Ltd
Appeal Reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3160633
Appeal start date:
14th December 2016


Description of development:
Change of use from Public House to residential use, demolition of the former skittle alley and outbuildings replaced with a new two storey side extension comprising of an additional 7 dwellings.
Application reference:
15/01312/FULD
Appellant’s name:
Red Line Land Ltd
Appeal Reference:
APP/W0340/W/16/3161019
Appeal start date:
14th December 2016

Appeals have been made to the Secretary of State against the decisions of West Berkshire District Council to refuse to grant planning permission.

The appeals will be determined on the basis of written representations.

West Berks Council have forwarded all the representations made on the application to the Planning Inspectorate and the appellant. These will be considered by the Inspectors when determining the appeals.

If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at www.gov.uk/appeal-planning-inspectorate or by emailing West1@pins.gsi.gov.uk. If you wish to send comments by post, you can send three copies to:

Adam Hill
3/P
Temple Quay House
2 The Square
Bristol
BS1 6PN

All representations must be received no later than 5 weeks from: 14th December 2016.  Any representations submitted after the deadline will not usually be considered and will be returned. The Planning Inspectorate does not acknowledge representations. All representations must quote the Appeal Reference.

Please note that any representations you submit to the Planning Inspectorate will be copied to the appellant and this local planning authority and will be considered by the Inspectors when determining the appeals. 

The appeal documents can also be inspected at the Council's Market Street offices during normal working hours or via the Council’s website www.westberks.gov.uk/planning Click on 'View Planning Applications' and search for the related planning case using the 'Application Reference' quoted above. 

You can get a copy of one of the Planning Inspectorate’s “Taking part in a planning appeal” booklets free of charge. You can find these at the bottom of the 'Planning Appeals' webpage www.westberks.gov.uk/planningappeals - see the links under 'Other Websites'.


When made, the decision will be published online at https://acp.planninginspectorate.gov.uk and on West Berks Council’s web site.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Consultation on £1M budget cuts by West Berkshire Council Ends on Sunday 11th December

West Berkshire Council is consulting on proposed budget cuts in the following areas: 
  • ·         Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
  • ·         Highway and Drainage Maintenance
  • ·         Highway Fees and Charges, including increased parking charges
  • ·         Home to School Transport for Children Over 16 With Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • ·         Restructure of the Youth Support, Family Resource, Help for Families and Young Carers Services
  • ·         Road Safety
  • ·         Urban Grass Cutting


More details of the proposed cuts and a link to the consultation can be found at: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=33313

Please let me know what you think about the cuts.

Consultation on Future of Public Libraries, including Theale, Finishes on Sunday 11th December

Consultation on Future of Public Libraries, including Theale, Finishes on Sunday 11th December

The consultation on changes to West Berkshire library service finishes on Sunday 11th December. The Council is consulting on: 
  • ·         the retention of Newbury library with a restructured team of employees
  • ·         the closure of Wash Common library
  • ·         the effective integration of the mobile library and 'At Home' services. The current two vehicle service will be amalgamated into one and the schedule of stops reviewed accordingly
  • ·         increased income generation
  • ·         a financial contribution from Town and Parish councils of at least £150,000 in total
  • ·         community volunteers sharing the front line work in branch libraries

 More details on the proposals and a link to the consultation can be found at: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=33493

88 More Houses for Theale?

Thames Water have put in a planning application to build 88 houses on the former Theale sewage works site. The site is at the end of Blossom Lane:

© OpenStreetMap contributors

It is an outline application, with only access to be considered. If the application is approved then further planning applications would have to be put in for things like site layout and house design.

You can look at the plans online by going to http://publicaccess.westberks.gov.uk/online-applications/ and searching for application 16/02850/OUTMAJ.

You can submit comments by emailing them to planapps@westberks.gov.uk or by writing to the Head of Planning, West Berkshire Council, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD. Include the application number, 16/02850/OUTMAJ, in your comments.

You can also see the plans at Theale Parish Council’s office in Englefield Road on weekdays between 9:30am and 2:30pm.
If approved, this would be on top of the 350 homes that already have planning permission on the Lakeside site, at the other end of Theale.

The plans will be considered at a special meeting of Theale Parish Council on 20th December, starting at 7:30pm. The meeting will be held at:

The Peter Gooch Room
The Pavilion
Recreation Ground
Englefield Road
Theale, RG7 5AS


Please let me know what you think about the plan.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The Theale Village Community Association (TVCA) is hoping to bring some festive cheer to all with its first ever Christmas Trail!

Similar to the Burghfield and Mortimer scarecrow trails, but featuring Christmas scenes instead, it will run between 10am and 5.30pm each day from Saturday 17th to Monday 19th December.  

If you would like to create a scene to be part of the trail, then get your thinking caps on and unleash your Christmas creativity! A cash prize of £50 is up for grabs for the winner of the ‘best scene’ vote! Return the entry form  (on page 2) before 9th December, together with payment of the £5 entry fee.

One of the trail highlights is Holy Trinity’s nativity scene which will be displayed alongside artwork by pupils of Theale C of E Primary.  More details about the trail and how to get your trail map are in the letter and poster below:

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All proceeds from the Christmas trail will go to Theale 1st Brownies to help fund transport for their annual summer outing. 


A huge thank you to Parkers Estate Agents and Cotswold Fayre for supporting our first ever trail!.