Drop-in sessions to explain regeneration
Published: 22 Oct 2013 12:301 comment
Pop-up information displays will be on show in Market Place detailing Wokingham Borough Council’s multi-million pound plans to transform the town.
The events are an opportunity to speak directly to those involved in the project, with plans including a new foodstore, hotel, 153 homes, new retail units and an improved Elms Field as well as a redeveloped Peach Place plaza.
The 3,000 sq m foodstore - which is likely to be run by Sainsbury’s - and the Travelodge hotel due to be built on the corner of Wellington Road and Denmark Street, are scheduled to be completed by 2016.
Cllr Alistair Corrie, executive member for regeneration at the council, said: “This is another chance for local people to learn more about our plans to regenerate Wokingham town centre, ask questions and get answers.
“An important part of our regeneration plans is to build lasting benefits for our residents and create a vibrant and sustainable town centre for all to enjoy.”
A protest against the plans to build on parts of Elms Field attracted hundreds of people earlier this month.
The sessions take place between 8am and 4pm on Friday, Saturday, and next Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2.
The planning application for the wider scheme including Elms Field and Peach Place plaza will be submitted by the end of this month.