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Shock at Proposed Development at Donnington Nr.Newbury

Picture of proposed development Picture of proposed development from developers website

Threat to the a "greenfield" site at Donnington, Nr. Newbury in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the North Wessex Downs.  The Appeal has been lodged by the developer against WBC for refusing plans for up to 401 homes in 87 acres of land north and west of Vodafone HQ. The public inquiry starts on 10th January 2017 and is due to finish by 20th January. The developer argues that WBC cannot demonstrate a 5 year housing supply.

If this development is allowed it would double the size of Shaw-cum-Donnington.  This is one form of development which can potentially have wider consequences in terms of traffic generation, the erosion of the rural road network, together with light, noise, water and air pollution issues. Some 750 homes were originally planned but have been scaled down by the developer to 401.

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