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13:37 Tuesday 07 February 2012  Written by Amanda Hall

Parish council object to new access in Holyport road

Plans to build a new access to farmland in Holyport Road have been recommended for refusal.

Landowner Cliveden Properties Ltd wants to build the new entrance to 53 acres of land at Lodge Farm to allow agricultural vehicles easier access to the northern fields.

But Bray Parish Council said at a meeting last night there was no need for the proposed double gates as the fields had been farmed by Stroud Farm, which rents the site, via an existing access in Ascot Road for more than 30 years.

Cllr Neil Basterfield said: "I don't think the farmers have ever raised the issue before. This has transparently nothing to do with access, it's about being able to divide the land up into smaller plots for sale."

The site is advertised for sale with Pike, Smith and Kemp for £1.65m.

About 15 residents attended the meeting at Braywood Hall in Fifield Road and applauded the council as they recommended the application for refusal.

It is yet due to be discussed by the Maidenhead development control panel.

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