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Demolition of High Copse Farm
The University of Reading has scheduled the demolition of the main farm buildings at High Copse Farm. The site is within the wider West of Shinfield development area and, as this progresses, the removal of these buildings allows for the creation of the new Sports Pavilion, sports pitches and allotments in line with the S106 for Shinfield West.
The location of the buildings can be seen below. The buildings are starkly industrial and their removal will help improve the broader setting of Shinfield.
Demolition of the site will be undertaken by a specialist contractor from October with a finish scheduled for December 2018. Once proposals for the new sports pavilion and associated facilities are approved as part of the planning process, these would come forward alongside the new development at Shinfield West.
The demolition process will be carefully managed and strictly controlled to avoid nuisance where possible. Vehicles will enter and exit the site on Hyde End Road via a short section of the new Shinfield West development (Appleton Way) and then along the old farm track.
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