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Plans go in for Shaw-Cum-Donnington greenfield site

PLANS to build up to 401 homes on greenfield land in Shaw-cum-Donnington have now been submitted.

Developer Commercial Estates Group has submitted an outline application for up to 401 homes on 22.82 hectares of land owned by Genevieve Mather, which straddles the A339 to the north and west of Vodafone’s UK headquarters in Newbury.

Although the site comprises 22.82 hectares, the homes will be built on 11.47 ha, with the rest of the scheme including 1.73 ha of safeguarded land for a primary school, or up to 60 dwellings.

The proposal incorporates a local centre which may include a neighbourhood shop, a ...

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Demolition of Greenacre for housing gets council go-ahead

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Family tribute to mother-of-three who died at Newbury flats.

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Thatcham couple find a snake in their (car) boot

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Six-metre wide convoy to swell the M4 and A34 on Sunday

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Mark Cavendish among the top cyclists to ride through West Berkshire

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Newbury bus station sealed off by police

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Auction of Real Downton Abbey experiences at Highclere Castle raises £40,750

AN ELECTRONIC auction of items relating to Highclere Castle and hit ITV drama Downton Abbey, ...

Firefighters battle Froxfield furniture warehouse blaze

  FIREFIGHTERS from several local stations battled a furniture warehouse blaze in Foxfield last night (Thursday). Crew ...

Firefighters called to a further suspected arson in Victoria Park

NEWBURY firefighters who were called to a further suspected arson in Victoria Park yesterday (Thursday) ...

Hermitage man among international online dating website alleged scam gang

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Change to refuse collections over bank holiday

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‘Carnival road’ closure postponed

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Diamond year for diamond Upper Bucklebury couple

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Police seek witnesses after four people injured in A34 crash

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It’s GCSE results day!

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Man dies after medical episode on A4 in Thatcham this morning (Thurs)

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Person airlifted to hospital following A343 crossroad accident

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Newbury set to welcome first ever ‘micropub’

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Kingsclere father battles speeding traffic to prevent serious accident

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In this week’s Newbury Weekly News

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Man in serious condition following Thatcham A4 incident

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Thatcham teenager sets off on charity bike ride

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Public urged to log items online to deter thieves

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A34 closed in both directions after ‘very serious’ incident

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Wardens remove drug paraphernalia from land near retail park

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Broken freight train causes commuter chaos

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Commuters to face hike in rail season tickets in January

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First step of Thatcham flood defence scheme completed

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Search still on for Northbrook Street jewellery thieves

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Newbury mother and daughter’s gruelling challenges for charity

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Amputee actors celebrate 10 years

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Support sessions for vulnerable women now available in Newbury

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Newbury man charged with murder

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Firefighters battle Chieveley field fire

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Homes planned for historic pub deemed ‘no longer viable’

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World War One commemorative ale presented to soldier’s families

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Police searching for man after 17-year-old is sexually assaulted in Newbury

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Newbury firefighters rescue Doberman pup

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Identity revealed of woman found dead at Newbury flat

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Neighbours shock as woman’s body is found

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Thornford Park Hospital promises to up security following patient’s escape

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Thieves ransack Northbrook Street jewellers

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Lower Way to close for fortnight today (Mon)

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Hospital patients to be treated at home under new scheme

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Youngsters inspired to get sporty by fund for young athletes

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Murder investigation launched in Newbury

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Firefighters battle large Lambourn crop blaze

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Hungerford education: ‘better together’

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Public dances with wolves at Beenham amble

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Ladies’ day in the sun at Newbury Racecourse

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Firefighters cut man from car on A 4 near Kintbury

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Night-time drinking under the spotlight

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Asbestos find delays re-opening of Woolton Hill church hall

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police tackle raves and runaways

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Dirty Dancing tonight at Shaw House

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Parties, sport – and beer goggles – among Saturday line-up

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