Kennet Valley Park Update

Kennet Valley Park Update

The ROC has received the following text from the Prudential?s representatives indicating further delays before their application can be submitted. We will try to see which changes have lead to the revision of the application and whether they affect our representations.

In November 2006 the planning applications which werer submitted to West Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham Councils in July were withdrawn. This was to allow further opportunity to consider and address comments raised during the consultation period. Since then a number of meetings have been held with stakeholders through which we have sought to understand more fully the various concerns that exist and to clarify and explain our proposals in response.

In addition to addressing feedback from stakeholders, consideration is being given at this time to Government guidance which has been published since the preparation of the initial planning applications. Whilst the guidance remains supportive of the principle of development at Kennet Valley Park, inevitably some amendment of the scheme is required as a consequence. Therefore, we are currently looking to amend the applications to reflect these issues and now anticipate the submission of revised planning applications towards the end of this year.

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Colin Wilson –

22 February 2007