Twyford Orchards extension given go aheadBy Jon Nurse
January 17, 2013
A traveller site will expand into green belt land to safely accommodate its families.
Wokingham Borough Council’s planning committee approved plans to expand Twyford Orchards in London Road, Twyford, last night.
None of the pitches on the site meet the minimum standard of the council’s latest fire safety regulations, prompting plans to extend onto neighbouring land and increase the number of pitches from 16 to 20.
The council has agreed to purchase a long lease of additional green belt land, which was viewed as acceptable given the 'exceptional' circumstances.
Funding will come from a £575,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency and £825,000 from the council's capital programme.