Golf course development approved despite protest
Plans for 223 new homes at the former Reading Golf Club course in Emmer Green have been approved despite opposition from residents. About 50 people demonstrated outside the Reading Borough Council offices in Bridge Street before the meeting of the planning committee on Wednesday night last week. The protesters held banners with slogans such as “Keep the green, cut the greed”, “People and nature, not money and greed” and “Toxic air, don’t you care?”. They chanted “Keep Emmer Green”, “we said no” and “RBC, stick to the plan”, referring to the fact that the development would be contrary to the council’s local plan.