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Customers of Hare Hatch Sheeplands garden centre in Twyford have been reminded that they have only a few days left in which to support the centre’s current planning applications.
At the invitation of Wokingham Borough Council the garden centre’s owners have applied for planning permission for a children's farm, play area, coffee shop outdoor area and dog friendly lounge. 
In addition they seek approval to move the Pet Stop store from the premises in which it is currently open and trading into a different and existing location on the site.
“We know how popular these facilities are with our customers,” said centre owner Rob Scott, “but they only have until December 29 to register their support.

"They can do that by emailing, or completing an online comment form at
“They need to select Planning & Building Control>Planning Application>Comment on a planning application.
“Another way of registering support is by sending a letter to the Development Manager, Po Box 157 at Wokingham Borough Council.”
The key reference numbers for the applications are 152748 for the proposed change of an existing building to retail (for the movement of Pet Stop into this space) and 152747 for the proposed change of land and building to children's play area and recreational farm.
The centre’s owners, who have been operating from the site since 1993, have also launched an appeal against the council’s refusal to grant a certificate of lawful use.
That appeal will be considered by a Government appointed inspector and is expected to be considered at a public enquiry in the New Year.
“We are working hard on a plan which would allow us to continue providing the facilities that our customers welcome and expect,” said Mr. Scott.

Link to How to Comment on a planning application WBC
Link to read/see our planning applications in Planning Applications (search by the ref numbers given above)

Thank you for reading & thank you for your ongoing support.

Warmest regards,

Rob, Andy, Andrea and the team,
0118 9704690
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