New Consultation on Wokingham Homes

15 June 2011, 13:53 | Updated: 15 June 2011, 14:09

After changes were made to plans to build thirteen thousand new homes in the Thames Valley - people are getting another chance to say what they think about them.

Heart's been told lots of people are concerned about increases in traffic and danger to wildlife when 4 areas in Wokingham are developed over the next 15 years.

There's also anger at the loss of greenbelt land.

The borough's councillors have decided to hold a second consultation on extra planning documents for thousands of homes in Arborfield Garrison, north and south Wokingham and land south of the M4.

A six-week consultation period starts on the 15th of June and runs until July 27th.

Have your say here.

The documents also say how the developers should contribute to the infrastructure needed for the new areas and the likely environmental impact.

They're all based on the the Core Strategy adopted in January 2010 - which sets out the council's long-term plans for the borough.

Six southern parish councils have taken legal action against the plans.

Cllr Angus Ross says this only slows down much needed development of the area. "The legal challenge to our plans has created uncertainty which can undermine the ultimate aim of achieving well-planned, designed and thought through development, underpinned by necessary infrastructure."

He adds it won't have an impact on the Core Strategy or the number and location of these mini-towns.