Bulmershe redevelopment gets go aheadBy Jon Nurse
October 04, 2012
Hundreds of new homes will be built on the University of Reading's Bulmershe Campus after planning application was approved last night.
Wokingham Borough Council's planning committee gave plans the go ahead for the Woodley site despite several objections from councillors.
The approval is subject to a completion of a section 106 agreement and has also been referred to the National Planning Casework Unit, which could decide to call it in,
The university can now begin talks with developers for the empty academic buildings to be replaced with homes and for six of the student halls to be converted into apartments.
Close to 300 homes can be built on the 17-hectare site which will also have its playing fields enhanced and made available to the public.
A new sports pavilion, shops and a 60 to 80 bed care home are also planned for the site.