Garden centre plans exhibition to help beat planning dispute

Hare Hatch Sheeplands garden centre near Reading will hold a public exhibition on plans for the business amid a long-running planning dispute with Wokingham Borough Council.

Owner Rob Scott's delayed plans for an educational farm, allotments, a desert cacti world with national collections of hawthornia and gasteria and a play area will be part of the 23-25 September display.

The borough council has brought enforcement action against Scott for using green belt land without permission. 

A second petition supporting the garden centre has been signed by more than 4,000 people, enough to trigger a full debate at a council meeting. 

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