Feedback and current progress

Over the last few months the project team has been busy contacting and having meetings with local groups about the proposed scheme.  Approximately 5,500 newsletters were distributed across the local area, and informative posters were hung in shops and businesses surrounding the site.  We also held a public exhibition in April, which was advertised in the Reading Chronicle and have continued to engage with individuals and organisations interested to learn more about the proposals.  As part of our engagement exercise we have contacted the following groups and organisations:

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Aspire2

Blagdon Nursery School and Children’s Centre

CAMIL

Chancellor House Surgery

Community Dental Clinic + Health and Social Services

Dr. Mittal and Partners

Geoffrey Field Junior School

Greenpark Nursery

Hazebrouck Day Nursery

Hexham Community Association

Longbarn Lane Surgery

Northumberland Training Academy

Reading Chamber of Commerce

Reading College

Reading Neighbourhood Network

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Reading Superstars

Reading UK CIC

Reading Voluntary Action

South Reading Leisure Centre

South Reading Network Group

Sure Start

Thames Valley IVC

The Restoration Centre

Tilehurst Villa Surgery

Whitley Big Local

Whitley Excellence Cluster

Whitley Green Residents Association

Whitley Library

Whitley Muslim Education Trust

Whitley Villa Surgery

Whitley Wood Community Centre

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Many of these groups were interested in further dialogue and have been engaging with the project team and providing us valuable feedback.  To date, the project team has had several meetings with representatives of local community groups, schools, and other interested parties to discuss how these groups might be able to be involved in or impacted by the scheme.  We would be happy to hear from any other groups or individuals that wish to speak with us about any of the proposals.

Public Exhibition

On Saturday 26 April 2014 we held a public exhibition at St. Paul’s Church Hall where members of the project team were on hand to answer questions and explain the details of the scheme.  If you were not able to attend the exhibition but would still like to comment, we invite you to take a look at the exhibition boards, which we have made available below, and leave comment via the contact page of this website, or by downloading the exhibition feedback form (also below) and returning it by any of the methods indicated

If you were not able to attend the exhibition but would still like to comment, we invite you to take a look at the exhibition boards, which we have made available below, and leave comment via the contact page of this website, or by downloading the exhibition feedback form (also below) and returning it by any of the methods provided.

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Feedback

We have analysed the feedback received from our exhibition questionnaire and newsletter surveys to date, and have summarised the information below in a series of pie charts.  Please feel free to continue to provide comments through the website as we will continue to analyse feedback until the final scheme is ready for submission.

Do you support the redevelopment of the Worton Grange site for the sorts of uses being proposed?

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Would you be interested in jobs, training and career development opportunities that the shops would bring?

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Do you think a new pub would be a positive addition to the local area?

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Do you think that the jobs, training and career development opportunities that the shops would bring would be a benefit to the local area?

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Do you think local people would be interested in affordable housing?

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Would you prefer to see a mixed-use scheme or a warehousing scheme developed on the site?

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Do you support the proposals for the nearby St. Paul’s site (community facilities, worship space, doctors’ surgery and residential)?

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Please continue to send responses back to us or contact us directly as the scheme is still evolving.  As always, the project team is happy to discuss the scheme and proposals and address any queries.

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