Case study

Wokingham

Wokingham Borough Council aims to deliver 13,500 new homes by 2026.

Row of new houses.

Summary of site

Wokingham Borough Council has made a clear commitment to growth and aims to deliver 13,500 new homes by 2026, including 10,000 new homes on 4 strategic development locations (SDLs):

  • South Wokingham SDL has the capacity to deliver 2,500 homes with development expected to start on site in 2013
  • North Wokingham SDL has the capacity to deliver 1,500 homes; with well-connected extensions to the existing community, the sites are at various stages of development from pre-application to developers actually on site
  • South of the M4 SDL has the capacity to deliver 2,500 homes: the site is made up of a number of developments at various stages of progress, ranging from pre-application to work underway
  • Arborfield Garrison SDL has the capacity to deliver 3,500 homes with pre-application discussions ongoing and master planning work at an advanced stage

Investment

Government investment of up to £2.5 million resource funding over the 2012 to 2015 period.

Impact

Government investment will provide the capacity and support required to develop the 4 SDL sites, with a particular focus on helping to develop solutions to the transport constraints, accelerating the rate at which development can sustainably come forward (approximately 600 additional units up to 2016 to 2017).

Published 25 February 2013