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The consortium behind the redevelopment of Arborfield Garrison will refuse to pay for a new bypass after all, it has been claimed. A source has suggested the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is preparing to scrap plans to build a relief road for a planned 3,500-home mini-town at the barracks of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME).
It is believed the MoD will instead help pay for the redevelopment of the roundabout at nearby Arborfield Cross by 2016. Both the MoD and planning officers at the borough council are locked in pre-planning application discussions about the development, with formal paperwork expected to be lodged with the authority within the next few months.
The garrison is one of four Strategic Development Locations (SDLs) across Wokingham earmarked by council bosses to take the bulk of 13,200 new homes to be built locally by 2026.
The MoD has not been shy of controversy since the land was adopted for development last year, with Hampshire County Council launching a judicial review against the council’s support for the scheme over traffic fears. Gill Purchase, from Arborfield Garrison Residents Action Group (AG-RAG), said: “Failure to fund a bypass will mean traffic chaos for drivers, noise and pollution hell for residents, as well as endangering the lives of children going to school each day. Councillor Gary Cowan, ward member for Arborfield, is not surprised the consortium is allegedly having a change of mind.
The row over plans to redevelop Arborfield Garrison looks set to continue in the courtroom after Wokingham Borough Council vowed to fight a legal challenge over its housing plans.
The borough faces a courtroom battle over two legal challenges to housing plans for Arborfield Garrison.