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Gorse Ride Estate regeneration

Gorse RideĀ Estate regeneration

Proposed redevelopment of Gorse Ride in Finchampstead

We're working to regenerate the Gorse Ride Estate in order to provide high-quality homes in a great community.

The regeneration will take place in phases. The first phase  will be the demolition of Cockayne Court and some properties in Arnett Avenue (97 to 107 odd numbers) and 154 Barkham Ride.

Details of the redevelopment are yet to be finalised and will be subject to planning approval.

However early work shows between 40 and 46 homes could be built on the area proposed for demolition in phase 1 costing around £6 million. This is likely to be a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom houses.

Phase 1

Wokingham Housing Limited (WHL) is developing its planning application with us and will engage with the community before submitting an application. The engagement is likely to take place in Spring 2018. The planning application is expected in Summer 2018. The latest draft pre-application plans are available to view below.

Revised drawings:    


Phase 2

Options for phase 2 have been distributed to residents for feedback and the information boards and feedback form are available to view below:

Steering group

A steering group of council tenants and owner occupiers as well as local councillors, our staff and other community stakeholders has been set up. This group will be responsible for making sure the community is fully involved and informed as the regeneration takes place. It will represent the interests of residents and wider community affected by the development proposals and work with Wokingham Council to influence the overall regeneration vision for Gorse Ride: 

Gorse Ride Community House Newsletter

The regular newsletter contains updates on the regeneration as well as other news from the community house:

To find out more about the steering group or about other aspects of the regeneration call 0118 974 6562.

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