CAGE has launched its fighting fund to pay for its battle against Gladman Developments in May. Will you help us accumulate sufficient funds to pay for expert evidence to prove just why Gladman's objectionable appeal should be rejected?
Nearly 500 people registered their objections to Gladman's plan for 245 unsustainable houses in tiny Eye & Dunsden Parish, next to Emmer Green. If each of them contributes just £20 we would meet out £10,000 target. Please help us.
Gladman boasts that it is Britain's biggest user of the planning system in the UK. They look to exploit weaknesses in the system in order to maximise profit for profit-hungry landowners.
Their proposed development would burst the natural boundary of Reading and cause a precious landscape right next to the Chilterns AONB to be lost for ever. The proposal has many weaknesses, but Reading Borough Council has refused to participate fully in the inquiry. South Oxfordshire District Council will be fully represented, but its remit will be limited to the reasons they have already given for refusing the application.
As an umbrella group representing seven local parish councils and four residents' groups in Reading, CAGE believe it is absolutely essential they are able to bring all the facts to the inquiry. CAGE has the full support of Reading and South Oxfordshire Councillors Clare Grashoff and Paul Harrison and of local MPs, Matt Rodda and John Howell.
Please go to our crowd-funding site now to contribute to this appeal. The funds will be managed by Eye & Dunsden Parish Council as part of the CAGE campaign.