Twyford 230 homes proposal - public consultation opens

Twyford 230 homes proposal - public consultation opens

A consultation period opened on Wednesday June 15 for a proposed new housing development in Twyford.

David Wilson Homes Southern, part of Barratt Development PLC, is intending to build 230 new homes on a plot of farmland that borders New Bath Road.

Twyford residents and interested parties had the chance to view the proposals on June 15, at Loddon Hall, or online in a 'virtual consultation.'

Visitors to the public event at Loddon Hall, Twyford, were given the chance to view the proposed plans and ask questions of the project team.

Virtual plans are online at: https://tinyurl.com/2p97chn5 with options to print and download the proposals and send online feedback up to Wednesday June 29.

Plans for the 230 new dwellings are proposing to take over existing farmland, currently partially covered with crop tunnels.

There is a retail element to the farm, Riverways, with locals purchasing fresh eggs from there.

On the land and on the north-west side of the proposed development is a sewage works.

According to the public exhibition literature ‘up to 40%’ of the homes ‘will be affordable’ with ‘a range of property tenures, types and sizes.’

The proposed redevelopment makes scope for walkways, green spaces and cycle paths and there is even a suggestion of ‘enhanced public transport improvements.’

Plans also make room for the relocation of Rams RFC rugby club which has outgrown its current base in Sonning.

Said Stephen Conway, Twyford Cllr and deputy leader of Wokingham Borough Council, on FB to a concerned group of residents: “It’s a speculative approach; no planning application has been submitted and this is not a site in the draft local plan. I’m afraid developers will be doing more and more of this in the next year until the local plan process is completed.”

Event Details:    

Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA

Timings - 1.30pm-6pm.

Feedback can also be lodged by sending a letter to:  ‘Freepost Land at NBR Consultation.’

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