Pickles backs 1,350-home scheme

Fri 16 November 2012, 1:10 pm

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said he is 'minded to approve' a scheme to build 1,350 homes on land at Shinfield.

The application, on land under Wokingham Borough Council's jurisdiction, was submitted by the University of Reading, Planning magazine reported.

Along with the new homes, the application includes plans for a local centre with a foodstore and other retail and leisure uses, a community building, and the extension of existing primary schools.

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