The EFA proposal to build a new school at Mapledurham Playing Fields has been set out more detail than ever before.

Previously the Education Funding Agency (EFA) had earmarked a 2.4 acre site of which 1.231 would be used to build the school.

Now draft plans setting out where it would be built have been sent to the council ahead of a public consultation.

The document drawn up by TP Bennett on behalf of the EFA sets out the scheme.

The school building, which will cater to a full cadre of 350 pupils by 2020, will occupy more than 2,100sqm of the field along with external works along with a cycle storage area and car parking.

Currently the field is used by a host of football teams and community groups. The most significant is Caversham Trents FC who use the ground every day bar Friday.

The planning document reads: "There is a strong policy objection to the principle of the proposed school on this designated open space site.

"There are supportive policies in relation to community uses and sustainable travel, but there would need to be significant benefits to overcome this policy objection."

The EFA proposal would see them pay £1.36m for a lease. The money will go to the charitable trust who own the site and must be used to meet its aims.

The trustees of the trust are a subcommittee of the borough council.

The consultation which needs to be approved by the council's Mapledurham Playing Fields Trustees subcommittee goes before the council on Wednesday, June 21.

They will also see detailed plans sent in by Fit4All setting out plans to improve the facilities without losing ground to create the school.

They have submitted a business plan covering the next 10 years.

Their plan has received the backing of the Football Association, Lawn Tennis Association and Oxfordshire Playing Fields Association.

Mark Power, head of facilities and investment at the FA, said: "The site is well known to Berks and Bucks County FA and has strategic importance to football with a number of clubs and teams using the pitches regularly.

"The FA would not want to see any loss of pitches or facilities and we support clubs and organisations taking over the management and operation of any key sites to make them more sustainable."

Fit4All would see no new school come to the greenspace but would use privately raised funds, investment from the borough council and a loan to revitalise the site.