ANGRY opponents of plans to build 39 homes on the old Squires Garden Centre site are calling on people to put objections in as soon as possible.

Opponents claim that the plan by Bewley Homes would create a death trap scenario as extra cars from the new houses struggled to get onto busy Maidenhead Road. They are also shocked at the density of the planned homes in an area that is greenbelt.

Residents are still angry over the Royal Borough's decision to class an extensive area of greenbelt near Maidenhead Road that included Squires as suitable for potential development in its proposed Local Plan, which is currently being considered by a Government inspector.

Pat Morrish who owns the nearby Cardinal Clinic said that residents still remembered a pamphlet pushed through doors with councillors names on it, which said that the area which had the Squires and the nearby Wyevale garden centres in it was no longer being earmarked for housing.

It turned out to be wrong.

Squires and Wyevale were both sold soon afterwards. Squires closed and Wyevale is now owned by property developers who are considering its future.

Mrs Morrish said: "What are we supposed to believe after that? They put out this pamphlet, then suddenly Squires garden centre is sold and now we have this development plan.

"The plan was published on Christmas Eve when no-one is likely to see it but people have until the end of the month to object to the plan and I would urge everyone to get their objections in."

Cllr David Coppinger who is the Royal Borough deputy cabinet chairman and member for planning said that the application would be considered fairly by planning councillors taking into account all objections received

He acknowledged that the pamphlets had been wrong but said that councillors who put their names to it had done so in good faith after being misinformed.