5 June 2017
A secret video showing a planned Thameside road has been released following Green Party lobbying. Green Parliamentary candidate for Reading East, Kizzi Johannessen, has urged people to watch the video and sign the new petition against the plans.
The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/t7viyQYSXf0
The new petition against this destructive scheme can be signed here: http://bit.ly/soarpetition
Labour Reading Council and Tory Wokingham Council plan to build a road and car park beside the River Thames which will decimate the wildlife corridor and ruin this much loved green space. The schemes are known as East Reading Mass Rapid Transit, which is a bus lane and East Reading park-and-ride which is a car park.
Green MP candidate Kizzi Johannessen, who finished in second place for Redlands Ward at the last local elections said: “Over 100 trees, including some over 200 years old, would be chopped down and it is estimated that almost a hectare of land will be flattened. The Coal Woodland will be all but destroyed. Even Reading Council’s own Planning team have heavily criticized the scheme’s planning documents and said it will result in massive loss of green space.
“I urge Reading and Wokingham councils to properly consider the real alternatives – ones that might actually reduce traffic on the London Road - such as a town centre workplace parking charge. Better use should also be made of existing facilities. A second level could be put on the recently moved Winnersh park-and-ride and a tidal flow bus lane should be further investigated for London Road. There is huge opposition to plans to build the road by the Thames in east Reading.”
You can sign the petition against this monstrous development here: http://bit.ly/soarpetition
Commenting on the accuracy of the video Kizzi said: “The video was produced in 2011, but it accurately shows the route which this road will take and the design is 95% accurate. Instead of complaining about the accuracy of the video I think the council should update the video and release it, rather than hiding it and complaining.”
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