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Wokingham park hotel and housing plans approved

Elms Field plans Image copyright Wokingham Borough Council
Image caption The plans feature a bigger park and a smaller supermarket after a previous plan was scrapped in 2013

Plans to build 126 homes and a 95-bed hotel on parkland in Wokingham have been given the go ahead.

Wokingham Borough Council granted planning permission to redevelop Elms Field Park between Wellington Road and Shute End on Wednesday.

Under the plans a supermarket, restaurants and a boutique cinema will also be built as part of the regeneration of the town centre.

Work is expected to begin next year. It is due for completion in by mid-2019.

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