Tilehurst allotments in Reading

The Land Is Ours office at tlio.demon.co.uk
Sat Sep 22 11:36:29 BST 2001

Tilehurst allotments in Reading:

Here we go again!  Britain's biggest builder, Wimpey, has just put in a 
planning application to build 61 houses and flats on Tilehurst allotments 
in Reading. This land is green open space, (previously Tilehurst 
Common).  It has never been built on, and has been held in trust for the 
people of Tilehurst since 1817.  In 1998 similar proposals to build were 
rejected out of hand by the public and supported by all political parties 
and Reading's planners.  Since then no-one has been allowed to use the 
land.  People waiting to take up allotments, requests from other Charities 
have all been turned down. Reading Council has repeatedly pledged its 
opposition to development. The final decision, however, is likely to rest 
with the Secretary of State in London. The campaign "Save Our Open Space" 
has now started up to make up the SoS's mind.

E-mail Contact: saveouropenspace at hotmail.com
also see the Save Our Open Space website on www.reading-city.net/soos

Remember even though locals won three years ago, we now have a  bigger, 
stronger enemy, and we can win again.

Save Our Open Space is an action committee of local residents; we welcome 
support from all who want to protect the open space at Tilehurst Allotments 
(between Kentwood, Armour Hills and Polsted Rd) from any building or 
'development'. Our support comes from all political parties, plot-holders 
and non-plot-holders, anyone who wants to preserve the precious green lung, 
and the views across to the Chilterns.

The Land Is Ours
... A Landrights Movement for All

The Land Is Ours campaigns peacefully for access to the land, its resources 
and the decision making processes affecting them, for everyone - 
irrespecitive of race, age, or gender.

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