Development Watch Alert The Coombes - Application to erect a close boarded fence
Planning Application to erect close-boarded fencing in The Coombes
Please be aware that a planning application, 190661, has been submitted to erect a close-boarded fence around one of the individual plots within the Coombes.
This would have a serious visual impact on the woodland and impede some of the creatures in what is a designated Local Wildlife Site. If allowed, it would set a precedent for the many other individual plots in that area to be fenced off. An interesting(!) reason given by the applicant is that he needs to fence off the area to protect the trees which have Tree Presevation Orders. If that logic was followed there would fences eveywhere throughout the Coombes and the rest of Barkham!
Comments on this application can be made through the Wokingham Borough Council planning portal at https://bit.ly/2JYdyfw
Closing date for comments is 15 April.
This is the same plot where an application has been submitted (190639) to make extensions to a water tower on the site. Residents may also wish to comment on this application to WBC.