Plans to build thousands of homes in Wokingham borough could still happen despite the site being ‘dangerously’ close to a nuclear weapons factory. The scheme to build 15,000 properties in Grazeley was thrown into doubt after fears over a potential nuclear emergency. But Cllr John Halsall, leader of Wokingham Borough Council, has confirmed the plans have not been scrapped and “alternatives are being investigated”. It was thrown into doubt, after a Detailed Emergency Planning Zone (DEPZ) was extended to cover most of the site, that is within a couple of miles of nuclear weapons factory AWE Burghfield.
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