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Stoke Wharf site secures planning

Stoke Wharf

Stoke Wharf Developments LLP (a partnership between Slough Urban Renewal and Waterside Places) has successfully secured planning to deliver Stoke Wharf - a new residential development, situated adjacent to the Grand Union Canal in Slough.

This currently underused and much neglected area alongside the Grand Union Canal is now set to be transformed into a vibrant new community, incorporating an array of new homes, while opening up the waterways for the use and benefit of the wider community. Formal planning has now been secured following an extensive public consultation exercise.

The new scheme will deliver 312 new homes along with new public open space, moorings and facilities for canal boats and a café. The homes will include a mixture of studio, one and two bedroom apartments, along with two and three bedroom houses.

Katy Walker, Senior Development Manager at Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) said: “Our plans for Stoke Wharf will rejuvenate the canal, a much neglected part of the town, providing new homes and creating a lively and healthy place. Once complete, the new public realm here can be used and enjoyed by the wider community.”

Waterside Places is a national joint venture between national urban regenerator, Muse Developments and the Canal & River Trust, which specialises in the residential-led regeneration of unused waterside areas in urban locations across the UK to create vibrant new communities, while investing back into Britain’s waterways.

Chris Scott, Development Director at Waterside Places, said: “We’re delighted to have received approval from the council on the regeneration of Stoke Wharf, which is a key component of the ongoing redevelopment of Slough.

“These innovative proposals will create high-quality, much-needed housing for local residents, improve the water-space facilities, and deliver significant enhancements to the surrounding area, including the Bower Recreation Ground.

“This has been a long, careful process and we look forward to working collaboratively with the council and community over the coming months to breathe life back onto the banks of the Grand Union Canal.”

The plans for Stoke Wharf will deliver:

• A new, high-quality sustainable development, 10 minutes’ walk from Slough station
• 312 new homes, with 20.5% as Affordable housing and 329sqm of café/ restaurant space
• Renewable energy – this will be generated on site through a solar panel system, resulting in a 51% reduction in regulated carbon emissions
• New facilities for canal boats, including moorings and a pump out station
• A revitalised park and new landscaped public spaces around the canal
• New routes for walking and cycling across the site to encourage active travel
• 144 managed car parking spaces , including electric vehicle charging points and blue badge parking
• On-site secure cycle storage for every home
• A new bus shelter will be created on Stoke Road as part of the development

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