MORE THAN 80 homes could be built on farmland in Winnersh, following the latest planning application submitted to the council.

The planning application submission details that the 87 proposed homes would be constructed nearby the new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) school.

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Since consulting on the Winnersh Farm plans earlier this year, designs have been refined to further reduce the impact of noise from the nearby M4, and to take into account the revised layout of the new SEND school.

Cllr John Kaiser, executive member for finance and housing, said: “We know a lot of residents have concerns about of the impact of housing in the borough on local resources and the environment.

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“The council is committed to tackling the climate emergency, so we need to consider how to balance this with the need for more housing carefully.

“That’s why schemes like Winnersh Farms and Toutley East are so important.

"We want to use them as pilots to showcase how development can be done in a sustainable manner, minimising it’s impact on the environment as well as the neighbouring area.”

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“We’ve started the process of talking to the wider industry, getting advice and ideas for how we can make residential development carbon net zero, as well as learning from our experience of delivering flagship developments like the new Dinton Activity Centre.”

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