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University of Reading's new science park to go-ahead

University of Reading
Reading University said the new park would create more jobs

The University of Reading says its plans to build a new science and innovation park in a Berkshire village have been given the go-ahead.

A spokesman said Wokingham Borough Council had approved its planning application for a site in Shinfield.

He added the park would create more jobs and "bring together innovative knowledge and local and international technology-based business communities".

A consultation on the new park at Cutbush Lane was held last September.

Professor Gordon Marshall, the university's vice chancellor, said: "The University of Reading contributes, at a conservative estimate, over £600m to the regional economy every year.

"The new science and innovation park will ensure that impact continues to grow and delivers tangible benefits to the local and regional economy."

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