West Berkshire Council

Secretary of State dismisses appeal for two large housing schemes in Thatcham

West Berkshire Council has won an appeal made by two developers seeking to build 760 houses in Thatcham.

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Issued on: 09 August 2017.

The Secretary of State dismissed the appeal for two large housing schemes in Thatcham made by Croudace Homes (for a scheme of up to 265 houses) and A2 Dominion Ltd (for a scheme of up to 495 houses) following a 4 week public inquiry in November/December 2016.

He found in favour of the council, reinforcing the strength of their Local Plan which includes the recently adopted Housing Site Allocations Development Plan Document.

Hilary Cole, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Planning said: "I am delighted with the Secretary of State's decisions regarding the Thatcham appeals. They show clear support for the council's plan led approach to development.

"In particular, I welcome the finding that our evidence on housing need is realistic and the confirmation that the housing supply situation in West Berkshire is satisfactorily monitored with no significant threat to the delivery of housing across our district."