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Major developments

Major developments

13 April 2016
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We, like most of south east England, are experiencing a housing shortage. In 2010, we were tasked with finding a way to accommodate over 13,000 new homes in the borough.


Our vision for providing the majority of the needed housing is through four strategic development locations at Arborfield Garrison, in Shinfield Parish (known as South of the M4), and urban extensions to North Wokingham and South Wokingham.


These major developments will accommodate about 10,000 new homes in carefully planned communities. The other 3,000 new homes will be built in other, smaller suitable locations.


As these new communities are built, nearby residents and businesses may have questions or concerns about what’s happening.


Find out more

Visit the major developments page to find out the latest news, how to get involved, more about what will happen, and to discover what new schools, parks, sports and recreation facilities, roads, community facilities and more will come with the new houses. You can also find out what to do if you have a concern about the construction on a site. 


And, if you’re interested in helping shape the future of Wokingham Borough, visit the Local Plan Update page. We are currently working on a new local plan, which will set the future growth of the borough to 2036.

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