Planning and housing news archive
- Council proposes new housing placement rules to help those in need
Residents are being urged to have their say on how social housing is allocated across Wokingham borough.
05 October 2021
- Consultation on social housing placement set for launch
Residents could soon be invited to have their say on how social housing is allocated across Wokingham borough as Wokingham Borough Council hopes to seek their views on its new draft housing...
29 September 2021
- Smoother journeys through Barkham thanks to new bridge
The widening of Barkham Bridge is already improving journeys for residents and commuters in the area. Wokingham Borough Council and its partner Balfour Beatty completed the project earlier this year,...
28 September 2021
- Roundabout construction complete in Winnersh
Construction of two roundabouts linking two relief roads which will cut congestion in Winnersh and Wokingham have been completed. Wokingham Borough Council and its partner Balfour Beatty finished...
24 September 2021
- Official opening of new Farley Hill Primary School buildings
The new Farley Hill Primary School has been officially opened by the Mayor of Wokingham Borough. Cllr Keith Baker MBE cut the ribbon to officially open the new school at Arborfield Green with...
23 September 2021
- New buildings at Foundry College officially opened
A new building at Foundry College in Wokingham has been officially opened by the Mayor of the borough. Mayor Cllr Keith Baker MBE cut the ribbon at the secondary school with acting headteacher Iain...
13 September 2021
- Major roads project shortlisted for award
The Wokingham Major Highways Project is shortlisted for Partnership Initiative of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards. The council nominated alongside contractor Balfour Beatty and...
31 August 2021
- Keys handed over for new Farley Hill Primary School
Keys for the new Farley Hill Primary School site in Arborfield have been handed over to its headteacher. Emma Clarke and her team are gearing up to open the new school site next month, after...
25 August 2021
- Temporary shuttle bus introduced for Finchampstead
A temporary shuttle bus service has been introduced for parts of Finchampstead as part of the Nine Mile Ride Extension project. The Park Lane/Nine Mile Ride junction is closed while construction work...
13 July 2021
- Name revealed for new school in Wokingham
A new primary school in Wokingham will be called St Cecilia's Church of England Primary School. The 210 place school at Matthewsgreen, which will be open to all pupils, has been named after the...
08 July 2021
- New entrance to Addington School complete
A new entrance has been created at Addington School in Woodley to help students and parents access the site more easily. School buses and parents will now be able to get in and out of the site...
19 May 2021
- Matthewsgreen Primary School opening delayed
The opening of the new primary school in Matthewsgreen, Wokingham, will be moved back due to delays and continuing risks caused by Covid-19.
22 March 2021
- Plans for employment hub to help residents get jobs
Plans are being drawn up to create an employment hub run by Wokingham Borough Council to help residents into jobs. The hub, which will be in or close to Wokingham town centre, will support residents...
19 March 2021
- Badgers settle into new home
Badgers have taken to a new home created for them in Finchampstead. Two artificial setts have been created by Wokingham Borough Council and its partners after a sett was found near the area planned...
16 March 2021
- Council considering new options for managing growth for new local plan
Wokingham Borough Council is looking at alternatives to a garden town in Grazeley following the Ministry of Defence objections to the plans. Last year the council consulted on a draft local plan...
23 February 2021
- Modules delivered for new school in Wokingham
Construction of a new school for Wokingham took a major step this week, with the first phase of modules lifted into place for the buildings. The Keys Academy Trust will run the 210-place school in...
16 February 2021
- 3G pitch completed as new school in Arborfield takes shape
Key sports facilities in Arborfield are ready to go with the all-weather sports pitch now complete as part of a new village school. Wokingham Borough Council is building the new school for the area,...
05 February 2021
- Council local plan moves away from Grazeley garden town
Wokingham Borough Council is looking at alternatives to a garden town in Grazeley as the Ministry of Defence object to the plans. Earlier this year the council consulted on a draft local plan...
10 December 2020
- Buildings in place for new Arborfield school
Buildings are now in place for the new primary school at Arborfield Green being built by Wokingham Borough Council. Modules have begun being lifted into place for the 420-place school which is due to...
02 December 2020
- Council launches consultation on draft housing strategy
Wokingham Borough Council is launching a consultation on its draft housing strategy that will look at the need for housing in the borough, ensure that it builds the right homes in the right places,...
18 November 2020