2014 - January
As you may be aware August 2013 saw the arrival of a new enforcement notice - over 3 months after the adjournment of the appeal meeting in May 2013. We were given until 12 November for letters of support to be received by the inspector. Thank you to all of you who assisted in that matter.
JANUARY 2014 UPDATE
We now know that we face our appeal by public inquiry on 13 May 2014. We will be in touch with you all by email or via notices in the shop regarding this nearer to the time.
In the meantime we have an online petition which has been organised by a wonderful Twyford businesswoman who has been a great support to us.
The petition can be found here: http://www.petitions24.com/save_hare_hatch_sheeplands
The wording is as follows: SAVE HARE HATCH SHEEPLANDS Ref: Enforcement Notice APP/X0360/C/13/2206131
If the enforcement notice issued by Wokingham Borough Council is successful the business will close with the loss of a very valuable asset to the community, several independent retailers and over one hundred jobs. The site will then return to the ugly, derelict, eye-sore that it was in 1993.
Thousands of residents in Twyford and the surrounding areas want this business to be allowed to continue and offer all the existing products and services.
All those who have signed this petition believe that the treatment of Hare Hatch Sheeplands in this long running and very costly planning dispute has been both inconsistent and unfair. We implore Wokingham Borough Council to withdraw the enforcement notice and work with Hare Hatch Sheeplands to resolve this long standing dispute and allow Hare Hatch Sheeplands to compete equally with other similar businesses in the area.