26 June 2018
Greens welcome Wokingham Council seeing sense and refusing planning permission for the Road by the Thames (East Reading Mass Rapid Transit).
In an extraordinary meeting, held on the evening of Monday 25 June,
a majority of Wokingham Borough Council's planning committee agreed that the East Reading Mass Rapid Transit scheme - approved by Reading Borough Council - should not go ahead. Councillors voiced their concerns that the local wildlife habitat would be irreparably damaged by concreting everything over.
Green Councillor Brenda McGonigle said: "This is great news, we don't know what Reading's Labour Council will do yet, but we will keep standing up for green spaces and pushing for a scheme that truly tackles congestion and air pollution."
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