Development partners Countryside and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead have successfully submitted proposals for the redevelopment of the York Road site to create 229 homes on the banks of the Maidenhead Waterways. These plans are part of a wider scheme to regenerate York Road in Maidenhead, which will bring new homes, commercial units and a community space into the town centre.
“The focus of the new scheme will be on creating a vibrant area alongside the rejuvenated Maidenhead Waterways and a space that links well with the town centre and surrounding area. The new homes are designed with attractive frontages and the public areas will provide well-defined spaces for the local community to enjoy,” said Malcolm Wood, project director at Countryside.
Over £1 million of investments will be used to enhance and improve the existing buildings and public realm, uniting areas of the town south of the library and creating new pedestrian-friendly and cycle connection from York Road to the Nicholsons Centre.
Out of the 229 homes brought to the town by the scheme, 68 will be affordable homes – a mix of shared ownership, affordable rent and social rent. The council will also be delivering a further 20 affordable homes on site by way of a public subsidy. Alongside the homes will be 20,000 sq ft of commercial space for food and beverage outlets, a new home for Maidenhead Heritage Centre and a community space to relax by the water or host public events.
“The regeneration of York Road represents a major part of the wider regeneration plans. It is an excellent opportunity to create a new neighbourhood with a mixture of homes in the town centre. I am delighted the council is able to deliver an additional 20 affordable homes for shared ownership on this site meaning a total of 88 new affordable homes (38%) will be created in the heart of Maidenhead to give residents struggling to get onto the housing ladder a place to call home,” said Cllr Simon Dudley, leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
If the planning decision is approved, the building work will start on site in spring 2019, with the first homes completed by autumn 2020. This project is the first on a series of regeneration plans that will bring more than 4,000 homes to the borough.