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Latest updates Reading Borough Council
Council 'aware' of legal action over Mapledurham playing fields
Reading Council said the government's Education Funding Agency (EFA) selected a small part of the land at Mapledurham playing field as its preferred location to build The Heights Primary School following consultation.
The Mapledurham Playing Fields Trustees Sub-Committee decided on 20 December 2016 the EFA proposal was capable of being in the best interests of the charity.
Reading Borough Council said in a statement: "The council is fully aware of legal action by campaigners opposed to the EFA proposal and cannot comment further at this stage, other than to say all aspects of the proposal have been and will continue to be given full consideration by the sub-committee.
"For the avoidance of doubt the trustees are aware and have been advised that they must act in the best interests of the charity."
'Residents ignored' over Mapledurham Playing Fields plans
People living close to the site of a proposed free school on playing fields in Caversham say Reading Council has "ignored" their views in pressing ahead with its plans for the site.
The recreational land at Mapledurham Playing Fields has been earmarked for use for a permanent new home for The Heights primary school.
People living nearby say they are not being listened to.
A group of residents is now taking legal action.
We're funding it all by private donations and we're fighting against someone with unlimited funds ... we are determined to fight this and we will look for other avenues if the legal case isn't the way to do it.
This morning's headlines: Homophobic attack, homelessness and recycling
BBC Radio Berkshire newsreader
- Two gay men have spoken about how they suffered an unprovoked homophobic attack on a train between Reading and London on Valentine's night.
- Reading Council is launching a consultation to cut provision for homeless services.
- More than 1,300 recycling bins were not emptied by Reading Borough Council last week, because people had put non-recyclable items in them.