26th October 2023
Progress map and further information
Progress map and planning applications
A community centre in Shinfield is now under construction. The parish council held a design competition for the design of the new building to ensure local residents had a community centre that was both innovative and bespoke to their particular needs.
The new community centre will provide a large space for activities and events, a new café, meeting rooms, library facilities, a bespoke children’s space, and an enclosed garden area. Details of the designs for the new centre can be found in planning application number 191387.
The former Ryeish Green Sports Centre has been updated and re-opened as the Ryeish Green Sports Hub with a new health and fitness gym, changing facilities, a club room and a new car park, along with a refurbished sports hall. The new and refurbished facilities together with the recently improved sports pitches will create a dynamic sports hub in the western part of Wokingham Borough.
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Future development of the Borough
With a lot more housing needed in the Borough in the years ahead, we are currently working on our blueprint to ensure the new homes are built in the right places and come with the right schools, roads and facilities.
Updated national government policy provides a standard method for calculating the minimum number of homes that each council should plan for. In order to ensure these homes are properly planned, we are updating our Local Plan, which will set the principles of where and how the homes and other development should be provided.
The Local Plan Update will be produced in conjunction with a wide range of organisations as well as with input from public consultation and engagement. To find out more about the stages and timescales of our Local Plan update, visit the Local Plan Update web page.
Shinfield Parish also has a neighbourhood plan which will follows the boundaries of the civil parish and therefore includes the major development area.
To find out more about the Shinfield major development email us at CEM@wokingham.gov.uk.
- Visit the South of M4 Strategic Development Location website
- Visit the Shinfield Parish Council website
- Read the South of the M4 Strategic Development Location Masterplan (PDF document)
- Read the Infrastructure Delivery and Contributions SPD (PDF document)
- Read the Core Strategy – Local Plan document on the Planning Policies page
- Read the Managing Development Delivery Local Plan on the Planning Policies page
- Read the notes from the South of the M4 community forum (PDF document)
Complaints and compliance
For any site issues please contact the developer or the Council's Compliance Officers at Construction.Problems@wokingham.gov.uk.