Decision details

Community Facility at SM4 Strategic Development Location

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose: To provide assistance to Shinfield Parish Council to acquire the RBL as part of the Village Centre Community Building



1)        the University of Reading be advised that WBC elect to accept a cash contribution in lieu of direct provision of a community building for Shinfield Village Centre, pursuant to the Shinfield West S106 agreement;


2)        agreement in principle be given to develop the new community facilities to serve the South of the M4 SDL on the Royal British Legion site in Shinfield Village Centre subject to the Director of the Environment and Executive Member for Planning and Highways receiving from Shinfield Parish Council (SPC) a satisfactory form of


a)        business case for erection of a community facility and its ongoing operation;

b)        agreement to contribute funds towards the project (to be determined);

c)         agreement to suitable governance arrangements with WBC to enable provision of services which are consistent with ‘Shaping Our New Communities’ principles;

d)         evidence of wider community support for the community facility


3)        subject to 2) being satisfactorily concluded, initial feasibility, costings and other details to be worked up and reported back to the Executive to enable a planning application to be progressed;


4)        in the event that resolution 2 is not met by 31 December 2015 that the community S106 will be released to WBC to implement community/leisure projects to support the South of the M4 SDL.


Wards Affected: Shinfield South;

Declarations: None

Dispensations: None

Reference Number: WBC784

Contact: Mark Cupit Email: Tel: 0118 974 6487.

Report author: Mark Cupit

Publication date: 30/07/2015

Date of decision: 30/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 30/07/2015 - Executive

Effective from: 08/08/2015

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