Kennet Valley Park – Burghfield Gravel Pits
It has been confirmed that the Prudential proposals to develop Kennet Valley Park have not been included in the South East Plan following our representations after the draft plan was tabled. This means that while there is no block on proposals being resubmitted, now the Secretary of State has rejected the idea it is unlikely to be approved in the short term.
I would like to thank all the people who supported the battle against this development. Action is continuing to secure the area as a wildlife reserve but there is much work to do before that can happen. The main message for us to take away is that action can be effective and it is worth fighting to keep our wildlife safe.
Colin Wilson –