Residents meet to oppose Lower Way housing site
THE beginnings of a campaign to prevent land on a nature reserve being turned into housing were sparked last week.
West Berkshire Council is running a consultation period on its preferred sites for new housing across the district; and in Thatcham, approximately four hectares of agricultural land to the south of Lower Way has been identified as a site for up to 87 homes.
The site forms part of the Thatcham Moors Nature Reserve although the council says it does not contain any protected species that would prevent development.
Last Monday, 91 Thatchamites turned out in force at a public meeting, organised by ...