Our MP John Howell visited the Gladman site this afternoon and pledged to work with Reading East MP Rob Wilson to support the CAGE campaign against 245 unsustainable houses in the Chilterns landscape close to Emmer Green.
At the meeting at Bryant's Farm, he heard that if the houses are built they will place an intolerable burden on local schools in both Reading as well as South Oxfordshire, where primaries are already struggling to cope with an influx from Reading's hard-pressed schools. Local health centres have also recently indicated they are unable to cope with hundreds more patients from the development.
Mr Howell was driven along the narrow lanes around Dunsden parish. CAGE campaigners pointed out that the development would choke these roads each morning as commuters made their way down to Sonning bridge along the B478 road – said to be one of the busiest 'B' roads in the country.
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