New rental apart­ments get the green light for Ar­bor­field Green

The Wokingham Paper - - PROPERTY -

ANEW col­lec­tion of 104 apart­ments has re­ceived the green light. At last month’s plan­ning com­mit­tee meet­ing, Wokingham Bor­ough Coun­cil gave ap­proval for the next phase of Ar­bor­field Green.

Each of the 104 homes will be built for the rental mar­ket and aimed at those who may not be able to af­ford to buy a home im­me­di­ately or who are look­ing to rent long term.

De­vel­oper Crest Ni­chol­son said that the scheme re­flects its am­bi­tion to of­fer a blend of ten­ure op­tions to Ar­bor­field Green.

Once built, the homes will be handed over to a pri­vate land­lord and will be on the doorstep of the planned Dis­trict Cen­tre, which will po­ten­tially in­clude shops and res­tau­rants.

The cen­tre is still un­der de­vel­op­ment and Crest said that dis­cus­sions are un­der­way with a wide range of po­ten­tial com­mer­cial and re­tail ten­ants, in­clud­ing su­per­mar­ket op­er­a­tors, pub op­er­a­tors, vets, den­tists and nurs­ery providers, to in­form the de­sign.

Sam­mie Bryans, De­vel­op­ment Di­rec­tor for Crest Ni­chol­son Re­gen­er­a­tion, said: “We want to thank the Parish Coun­cil­lors for ded­i­cat­ing their time in work­ing to­gether with us on these pro­pos­als. As a re­sult of the dis­cus­sions we were able to in­cor­po­rate the com­mu­nity’s as­pi­ra­tions and im­prove the ap­pear­ance of the new build­ings by re­design­ing the fa­cades to soften up the colours and cre­ate more in­ter­est in the frontages, while re­tain­ing a unique ap­pear­ance suit­able for the site.

“We are pleased that the amended plans were ac­cepted and the Sec­tion 106 has now been signed. We’ll now will work with the Coun­cil to bring the new homes for­ward as soon as pos­si­ble. We be­lieve de­vel­op­ing pri­vate rental homes adds to the di­verse com­mu­nity of Ar­bor­field Green, which res­i­dents will be proud to call home. In the mean­time we are work­ing on plans for other homes and com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties at Ar­bor­field Green and will con­tinue to keep lo­cal res­i­dents up to date on progress through our news­let­ters and web­site: www.ar­bor­field­green.co.uk”

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the 104 apart­ments planned for Ar­bor­field Green

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