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Green light for 104 rental apartments at Arborfield Green

Wokingham Borough Council planning committee approves Crest Nicholson's plans

A NEW 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 professional, private landlord and will be on the doorstep of the planned District Centre, which will potentially include shops and restaurants for Arborfield Green and the wider area.

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 and ensure a vibrant and viable centre is created.

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

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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