Proposal: Full planning application for indoor sports facility; means of access and parking; ancillary outbuildings and associated landscaping.
Applicant: Reading Football Club
The Committee received and reviewed a report about this application, set out in Agenda pages 31 to 62.
The Committee were advised that the Members’ Update included:
· Clarification that Forest School was an academy;
· Clarification as to construction hours, and
· A proposed update to condition 3 listing amended plan numbers.
Nina Sharp, Consultant and Agent for Barton Wilmore, spoke in favour of the application, outlining the close working relationship between Reading Football Club and the Forest School. She stated that benefits to the proposals included improved playing field surfaces and landscaping, together with an increase in community use.
In response to a Member question regarding lighting in the dome, she explained that the dome structure reflected light into the interior only and would not therefore create any light pollution.
Resolved: That Application no 162885 be approved, subject to the conditions set out in Agenda pages 31 to 62, and the update to Condition 3 and the clarifications as laid out in the Members’ Update.