Reprieve for Theale’s Nightingales

Following many objections to it,West Berkshire Council have refused the planning application to build over 200 houses on the edge of Theale Main Lake (also known as Burghfield Lake). We welcome the Council’s decision. The BOC had lodged objections to the proposed development, which would have had a major impact on Berkshire’s core Nightingale population. Should the decision go to appeal, we will continue to fight for the protection of this valuable Local Wildlife Site.

For more detail, download the BOC’s submission and the Council’s reasons for refusal.