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SOLVE Hall Farm have produced a petition to present to Wokingham Borough Council.

THE PETITION:

“We the undersigned petition Wokingham Borough Council to not include any significant housing development at Hall Farm as part of its Local Plan Update”

YES PLEASE:
  • Infrastructure keeps up with housing

  • Flood plain used for water not houses

  • Farmland used for growing food

  • Green space for biodiversity and leisure

  • Quality homes locals can afford

  • Properly resourced neighbourhoods

  • Good access to medical and dental care

  • Equity of housing distribution across the whole of the Borough

  • Safe, easy access to public transport, cycleways, greenways and footpaths

  • Net Carbon Zero by 2050

  • Highspeed broadband across all areas

  • Local community, history & heritage valued

NO THANK YOU:
  • Sewage system unable to cope 

  • Flooding (as at Winnersh)

  • Imported (high carbon footprint) food

  • Urban sprawl from Reading to Wokingham

  • Expensive houses for newcomers

  • Anti-social behaviour

  • Long waits, difficult journeys, poor service

  • Green Belt North Wokingham  v Housing Estate South Wokingham

  • Grid locked roads full of polluting cars

  • Cutting down trees, pulling up hedgerows and building on fields

  • Postcode lottery of internet access

  • Unrestricted development that ignores the wishes of local people

We needed 1,500 signatures to get this petition debated at Wokingham Council.

We collected over 1,800 signatures.

We hope the debate will be held early in 2023. Thank you to all who signed!

Other links

Reading CAN

(Reading Climate Action Network) is run by Reading Climate Change Partnership, a voluntary, multi-stakeholder group including representatives from business, academia, community groups and statutory authorities. You can visit their website here: 

https://readingcan.org.uk/

Greater Reading Environmental Network

GREN have a website here: 

https://www.gren.org.uk/

They aim to bring together groups and individuals around Reading who care about sustainability, environment, climate change, conservation and planning issues.

GREN gives members a collective voice, takes action together and shares information, news and resources to help build a more sustainable world.

Reading CAN

(Reading Climate Action Network) is run by Reading Climate Change Partnership, a voluntary, multi-stakeholder group including representatives from business, academia, community groups and statutory authorities. You can visit their website here: 

https://readingcan.org.uk/

Transition Network

You can find out all about the Transition Network here: https://transitionnetwork.org/

Transition is a movement of communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.

Community-led Transition groups are working for a low-carbon, socially just future with resilient communities, more active participation in society, and caring culture focused on supporting each other.

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