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