The Population & Development Topic Team was formed in 2013 as part of the refresh of the Thatcham Vision Action Plan with a remit to consider 3 separate areas:
- Population growth and how in turn that would affect housing development and the rural landscape
- Thatcham’s current infrastructure issues including flooding, housing and utilities, etc.
- The local economy and the town’s businesses with particular focus on the Town Centre, its look and feel and how to reverse the current trend of reducing footfall.
The team is chaired by Cllr Jason Collis and currently comprises David Conquest (Chair of Thatcham Vision), Rev Mark Bennet (St Mary’s Church) and Chris Watts, a local planning consultant. The team will work on the fifteen actions identified during the Vision Plan consultation phase.