Plans have been submitted for 312 homes at the end of the Slough branch of the Grand Union Canal.

Two joint ventures, Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) and Waterside Places, have come together to draw up the £68 million scheme which is called Stoke Wharf. SUR involves Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall while Waterside Places is a partnership between Muse Developments and the Canal & River Trust.

The developers say more than 70 per cent of respondents to their consultation were positive about the plans which aim to provide:

  • 312 homes with a mix of tenures and sizes
  • Improvements to Bower Recreation Ground, including new play equipment, a new multi-use games area, cricket net and improved cycle paths
  • New public realm and enhanced open spaces around the end of the Grand Union Canal
  • A new destination, offering a café culture and leisure uses
  • New visitor moorings, electric vehicle charging points and a car club, together with a new bus stop and cycle hire docking station
  • Encouragement to clean and green living with optimised energy efficiency, and reduced emissions

Andy Howell, general manager of SUR, said: “The regeneration of Stoke Wharf is a key component of the ongoing redevelopment of Slough and we’re delighted to move to the next stage of the journey to deliver this exciting scheme.

“The innovative proposals we’re bringing forward 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.

“We’d like to thank all of those who made their voice heard and contributed to our plans. As we move forward, we’ll continue to work closely with the community as we bring forward the scheme together.

“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.”

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