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Big Litter Pick!

Help clean up your community on Sunday 2nd April

Youth Support Worker

Spencers Wood Pavilion Youth Club

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30 MPH speed limit for main roads in Shinfield Parish

Neighbourhood Plan comes into legal force

As of 3rd February 2017 the Shinfield Parish Neighsbourhood Plan forms part of the statutory Development Plan for Wokingham Borough

Church Lane road closure for drainage works

13th February until 30th March

Shinfield Relief Road

Junction works

Blue bin bag delivery

Find out when your blue bags will be delivered

Temporary Diversion - Footpath 20, Spencers Wood

23rd January for two weeks

Shinfield Eastern Relief Road

Weekend road closure

Declaration of result of poll

Shinfield Parish Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Eastern Relief Road

Update on opening

Road closures

Wokingham Borough Council contractors carrying out drainage works

Notice of Poll and Situation of Polling Stations

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - Thursday 8th December 2016

Notice of referendum

Shinfield Neighbourhood Plan Area

Read the draft plan going to Referendum

M4 overnight closures

M4 junction 11 overnight closures junction 11 to 12

M4 westbound J10 closed - 4 to 7 November

Highways England (HE) plans to close the junction 10 slip road from the M4 westbound onto the A329M (towards Reading) this weekend (4 to 7 November)

Vacancies for Parish Councillors

New Item Summary

Wokingham Borough Council News

Sites published for Wokingham Local Plan Update

News from Shinfield Parish Council

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Notice of drainage works on Church Lane

Temporary off-peak lights in place for 2 weeks

Shinfield Parish Council Audit 2016

Notice of conclusion of audit and electors rights to inspect the Annual Return

Reading buses diversion

Timetable for the diversion of the Leopard 3 during the Eastern Relief Road works

Motorwise course

1 day motorwise course for 15-17 year olds

Arborfield Road Closure 19 - 30th August 2016

Road closure to facilitate work for the Eastern Relief Road

Community Forum review

Wokingham Borough Council has launched a review of the Community Forum meetings and is seeking residents' views on them

SANG car park closures

Planned car park resurfacing works

Youth support worker

Vacancy at Spencers Wood Pavilion Youth Club

South of M4 Community Forum meeting postponed

Monday 4th July

Summer reading challenge

Wokingham Library activities for The Big Friendly Read

Allotment plots available

Call the parish office for details

Notice of electors rights

Parish Council Accounts for the year end 31st March

Annual Front Garden Competition

Nominations now open

Shinfield Parish Council Audit report 2015

View the parish council's annual audit

Job vacancies in Youth Work

Youth worker vacancies at Shinfield Parish Council

Allotment vacancies

Allotment plots available at Millworth Lane, Shinfield

Wokingham Borough Council News



The Local Plan Update will guide development locally over the next 20 years and once completed it will set where housing, business and leisure development can take place in the borough up to 2036. Wokingham Borough Council is in the early stages of producing this plan and expects to complete it by 2019.


As part of the Local Plan Update process, the borough council needs to understand what land is available for new development. Therefore the council has undertaken two ‘Call for Sites’ consultations, which were an open invitation to anybody to put forward land to be considered for development.


Over 200 sites have been submitted and a list of all of these and a distribution map will be available to view on the following link on the council’s website at: from today (September 21) for information only. It will show the location and size of each site and what use the site promoter has suggested it be used for.


It is important to note that at this stage, no decisions have been made on whether a site is acceptable for development or not. All sites will be subject to a technical assessment to determine their suitability and only the most appropriate sites will actually be allocated for development. Many of the sites suggested may not be suitable, available or able to be delivered; there is no guarantee that a site will be allocated through the Local Plan Update process. The assessment will include the considerationof how sustainable development would be; with sites that are within easy reach of existing shops, services, amenities and infrastructure such as road and rail links (both existing and planned) considered to more sustainable and appropriate for development.


The council will not be seeking comments on specific sites that have been nominated for development at this stage; the opportunity to comment on specific sites will come in a later stage of the Local Plan Update process (known as the Preferred Options stage) in 2017. At the Proposed Submission stage (in 2018), the council will undertake a consultation on the sites it proposes to allocate as part of the Local Plan Update, subject to future executive approval.


Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for planning and regeneration Cllr Mark Ashwell said: “It’s important to understand that the Local Plan Update is about more than new homes.

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“It will also establish what needs to come with those homes – new schools, new roads and other transport investment, new parks and play areas, new sporting and community facilities, new health facilities and all the other things that make communities work. It’s also about maintaining our current high quality of life, ensuring we remain an economic success story and protecting what is most important in our environment.


“Part of this process is gathering a comprehensive picture of all the land that may be available for development so that these can be assessed and the best spots selected.”


The list of promoted sites and the distribution map, as well as further information about the Local Plan Update, can be found on the council’s website at:


To receive email updates about each of the Local Plan Update consultations please email:

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Further information:

  1. More from Wokingham Borough Council’s executive member for planning and regeneration Cllr Mark Ashwell on 07976 641687.
  2. An indicative timeframe for the Local Plan Updateis attached.
News item added on: Wednesday 21 September 2016