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Save Arthur Hill Pool in Reading

This weekend is the last weekend for submitting comments on Reading Borough Council’s plans to demolish Arthur Hill Pool and build flats on the site. The closing date for objections is Thursday 10 September.
You can submit an objection by going to the Council’s planning website ( and scrolling down to the bottom of the page where you will find four purple buttons, the second of which is labeled ‘Comment’. Click on this button to submit your views.
You don’t have to give your reasons for objecting, but if you wish to do so you can make the following points:
– The proposed housing development will consist of small, poor quality accommodation which is priced at well above the market rate.
– The Arthur Hill site was donated to the public and should be retained for community use, rather than sold for private gain.
– The East of Reading Borough lacks any replacement swimming facilities for Arthur Hill Pool and there is no prospect of any new facilities being built in the forseeable future.
– The site, next to a busy main road with noise and air pollution, is a poor location for construction of housing.
– Access to the site will add to traffic and disturbance in Norwood Road.
– and any other points you care to make!
Don’t forget to mark the box above the comments box to show that you are objecting to the scheme.