Ambitious £30m plan to revitalise 'outdated' Gorse Ride estate given green light

Wokingham Borough Council approves first phase of Finchampstead estate redevelopment

An example of current housing in Gorse Ride. Wokingham Borough Council wants to increase the amount of homes on the estate from 208 to 290 as part of a modernisation project. Credit: getreading

A major multimillion pound redevelopment of the Gorse Ride estate has been approved by council planning chiefs.

The first phase of the plan to remodel the estate in Finchampstead was approved at a Wokingham Borough Council planning committee meeting this month.

Costing £30million,...
source: Get Reading

2018-10-18 20:56
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