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27 February 2012, 06:00
It's the last day to for people to have their say on where thousands of homes should be built in Bracknell over the next 15 years.
Councillors are deciding whether to develop places like Binfield and Crowthorne with campaigners worried 20,000 trees will be lost from woodlands and villages will lose their identities.
An extra two weeks has given campaigners more time to comment on the second consultation of the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (SADPD) which runs until March 12.
The document has been drawn up by the council to decide on how Bracknell should grow with more than 10,000 homes to be built by 2026. Some of these homes have already been built.
More than 2,000 of these homes could be built in Broadmoor and the former Transport Research Laboratory site in Crowthorne, and in Binfield on land north of Amen Corner and at the Blue Mountain golf course.
Councillor Mary Ballin, executive member for planning, transport and economic development, said:
"It is very important for us to get as many comments as possible so we have given residents and businesses an additional two weeks to have their say. The revised version of the SADPD is an important element in delivering the council’s adopted Core Strategy Vision to provide 10,780 homes between 2006 and 2026.
"Some of these new homes have already been built, and sites for many more are already in the pipeline – the SADPD allocates land for the remainder that are not yet accounted for, which is 3,500 homes.
"It will help ensure all future developments in Bracknell Forest are properly planned and have the right infrastructure, that there is a five year supply of housing land, and that the council has an up-to-date plan so it can introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy.
“We want residents to look at the revised SADPD and to give us their view on how sound it is, and how deliverable and flexible it is."
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