Theresa May MP

Home Secretary and Member of Parliament for Maidenhead

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Theresa welcomes rejection of Sandford Farm development plan

9 January 2009

Theresa May has welcomed the decision to refuse planning permission for nearly 500 dwellings and a residential care home at the former landfill site of Sandford Farm, near Woodley.

Theresa commented, ā€œI am delighted that Wokingham Borough Council has seen sense and rejected this application. The area simply couldn’t cope with this development. This number of houses need a solid infrastructure to support them and that simply is not there. The local roads could not cope with the increase in traffic and the loss of amenity would be severe. I can assure you that I will continue to fight to protect the interests of residents of Charvil, Woodley and Hurst against over-development of this site.ā€