Rejected petition Save Ruscombe's Greenbelt

Wokingham Borough Council has plans in place to develop over the rural greenbelt in Ruscombe. The plans involve building thousands of houses and even a railway station on the Borough's only greenbelt. Please sign to protect our beautiful countryside for our future generations.

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Development in this area will cause huge overcrowding, with infrastructure already under strain. The Borough's only greenbelt will be destroyed, losing this vital, natural, historical countryside. Local communities will be lost as they merge into towns and our area's rural land will be annihilated for ever for future generations. The government is committed to protecting the greenbelt and must insist that brownfield sites are built on first before considering the destruction of the greenbelt.

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