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Proposed playing fields for Shiplake College

Entering Shiplake from Reading has always been one of the most sacrosanct and pleasant entrances into Shiplake. The farmhouse, the public house, the Church and the magnificent fields with views as far as the eye can see are part of Shiplake's unique heritage. Playing fields, rugby posts and artificial grass and all the facilities which will grow in the years to come will change everything. Let's leave the few remaining aesthetic qualities of Shiplake alone.

Posted by: Clive Duncan | 05/09/2018 5:58 am

SC have submitted a revised Landscape Visual Impact Assessment in April. Imo it misleads into thinking that traffic only has fleeting glimpses of the current view. It states that the tranquility of the river/tow path will be restored with the removal of the old pitches! Also, unfortunately, the Google Earth image used must have been taken in a drought period which favours SC. Imo the photos are not representitive of the views from the road or the current feel of the tow path next to the pitches.

Posted by: Elaine Fowler | 01/06/2019 6:18 pm

Why is the Memorial Avenue not an option Ernie

Posted by: Felix Lighter | 20/09/2018 1:41 pm

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Posted by: Felix Lighter | 19/09/2018 4:58 pm

Why do their fields have to be on site anyway? Many a school have fields a short drive away. Surely this is an option worth considering

Posted by: Felix Lighter | 19/09/2018 4:58 pm

Why do their fields have to be on site anyway? Many a school have fields a short drive away. Surely this is an option worth considering

Posted by: Felix Lighter | 19/09/2018 2:35 pm

Surely they should invest in anti-flood systems down by the water?

Posted by: Felix Lighter | 19/09/2018 2:30 pm

Can we still comment on this? Having drove past the fields, it would be abhorrent if this went through

Posted by: Felix Lighter | 19/09/2018 2:29 pm

I have objected as College Application answer to Q12 is wrong. There ARE protected species on land adjacent to or near the proposed development site, barn owls. Owls predate on the wheat fields destined for rugby pitches. Application wrongly states the fields have low ecological value. The Barn Owl Conservation Handbook lists seed crops/cereal fields as an important prey availability for barn owls. One of my sightings was internet recorded. Nearby Flowing Springs PH website has sightings too.

Posted by: Elaine Fowler | 08/09/2018 10:42 am

Representations on this application should be made in writing, ideally by using the web-form which can be accessed via this link:

http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/support/Main.jsp?MODULE=ApplicationDetails&REF=P18/S2434/FUL#exactline

(please note this form will open in a new window) no later than 8th September 2018

We nor Stephen Doble haven't a Director of Marketing and External Relations.
Just a passion to save our countryside, the farm and a moreover, a right to an opinion.

Posted by: Ernie Povey | 07/09/2018 10:50 am

Note that if the proposed Rugby field development opposite Shiplake Farm is refused, the Memorial Avenue option is not a possible alternative because it has already been discounted. So please object to the development opposite the farm regardless of any concerns about a potential return to the Memorial Avenue option.

Posted by: Ernie Povey | 05/09/2018 7:43 pm

Well said Sir.

Posted by: Ernie Povey | 05/09/2018 6:58 pm

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