Dates set for housing plan hearingsBy Hugh Fort
September 03, 2012
Dates have been set for a government inspector to cast his expert eye over a controversial document setting out locations for thousands of new houses.
Bracknell Forest Council has revealed the inspector will hold a public consultation session on Wednesday, November 7, and Thursday, November 8, at the Hilton Hotel in Bagshot Road in Bracknell.
During the two-day hearing, he will analyse the authority's Site Allocations Development Plan Document (SADPD) and hear representations from local groups.
He will then hold a second hearing at the hotel between Tuesday, December 11, and Friday, December 14.
All the sessions will start at 10am.
Once the public sessions are completed he will take away the findings and make a decision whether to allow the plans or make changes.
The plans have caused uproar amongst people living in Binfield and Crowthorne.In Binfield, it proposes building 400 homes on the popular Blue Mountain Golf Course in Wood Lane, as well as another 400 homes on land at Amen Corner.
In Crowthorne, 1,000 homes are proposed for the former TRL site in Lower Wokingham Road, as well as 400 for land at Broadmoor Hospital and smaller pockets of development around the area.
The biggest development proposed is the 2,000 homes allocated for land near Cabbage Hill in Warfield.
The documents are available on the council's website www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk.