Sharma comments on Thames Water’s revised proposals for the Bath Road Reservoir site

Commenting on Thames Water’s revised proposals for the Bath Road Reservoir site, Reading West MP Alok Sharma said: “The revised proposals for 78 dwellings are an improvement on the 120 homes proposal Thames Water started with and I pay tribute to the work of the Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Group for campaigning so hard for local people. But the reality is that cramming 78 homes on this site is still too many and, with the previously promised community space now removed, these plans do nothing for existing local residents.”

Alok continued: “If, despite strong opposition from local residents, Reading Borough Council decides to give the green light to these proposals I want Thames Water to immediately liaise with the Save the Bath Road Reservoir Campaign Group to make sure local residents are fully informed of their plans for decommissioning and building on the site. Any development of this site is going to lead to a long period of inconvenience for local residents from noise, dust, increased traffic and potential structural issues for their houses and that is why local residents need to be involved in agreeing any practical grounds rules for the carrying out of the works before they start and during the process.”