Wates Developments has won planning permission for 320 homes and a special educational needs (SEN) school on land in Windsor.

The Royal Borough’s Windsor & Ascot development management committee approved the proposal at its March 1 meeting.

The site (outlined in red in the image) is the southernmost, second phase of a scheme to develop land in the west of the town, an allocated site in the Royal Borough Local Plan known as AL21.

Phase One of the scheme (outlined in blue), where permission was granted for 135 homes in November, has since been sold to Crest Nicholson.

Along with the total 455 homes, the overall scheme includes 180 affordable units (40 per cent) as well as a community centre, public open space, allotments, orchards, play spaces and an outdoor gym. There will also be highways improvements.

All the homes will have electric vehicle charging points and rain gardens to harvest rainwater.

Jordan Van Laun, associate land and planning director for Wates Developments, said: “It is great news for Windsor that the RBWM have locally approved the southern portion of the site AL21, unlocking a total of 455 much-needed new family homes.

“We are grateful for the positive engagement from so many key stakeholders during the development of plans for the site, including from members of the local community and officers at the council. It has meant we’ve been able to bring forward a fantastic scheme that will provide many wider community benefits and help contribute towards the borough’s local housing need.

“This planning decision will give even more people the opportunity to live in their own home and will be a really great place to live”.

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