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Views sought on 10,000-home plan for Wokingham

A public consultation is to begin over plans to build 10,000 new homes across a Berkshire town in the next 16 years.

Wokingham Borough Council will put the draft proposals on show from Tuesday.

The authority is proposing 2,500 homes south of the town, 1,500 to the north, 3,500 at Arborfield garrison and 2,500 south of the M4.

Views gathered from the six-week consultation will help planners to draw up a masterplan to be finalised in the next few months, the council said.

'Shape future'

The draft plans include details on roads, health centres and community facilities.

Any planning applications will have to include provisions for residents.

Councillor Gary Cowan, member for local and regional planning at Wokingham Borough Council, said: "Residents should take the opportunity now to give their views on these crucial planning documents and help shape our communities of the future.

"These masterplans are crucial to ensure that we get the right high-quality housing in the right places, with the right infrastructure."

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