Works to resurface the bridleway that runs from Gillotts Lane corner behind Makins Road, Blandy Road down to Peppard Lane with black tarmac has been stopped this week.
The work was due to start on Monday (7 October) and would have taken 6 weeks to complete.
The British Horse Society had now been involved and the planned work has been postponed pending a decision. A resident of Blandy Road raised his objection at the Henley Town Council Full Council meeting this week and asked why the public had not been consulted.
County Councillor Stefan Gawrysiak at the meeting stated he had not previously been aware of the scheme, but that it formed part of the planning obligations on the Highlands Park development. He also stated that although there would be no formal consultation from the
County Council, he would contact local residents and the Town Council to seek their views, once a solution had been found.
The Highlands Park development planning application also included traffic calming measures along Gillotts Lane in the form of three priority build-outs, extension of pavements from the development along Greys Road and improvements along the route to Valley Road Primary
School in the form of resurfacing and the installation of dropped kerbs (currently being installed).
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