Regeneration plans for the town centre will take the next step forward when development plans are discussed by the planning committee next week.

Wokingham Borough Council's plans will consider designs for a new library, a six lane 25m pool, a flexible second pool with a moveable floor, improved changing areas, a four court indoor sports hall, a larger main gym and a specialist gym for people with long term conditions. 

Proposals also include a new public promenade, a new pedestrian crossing on wellington road, fifty-five apartments and two commercial spaces suitable for leisure type businesses like a children’s soft play facility and family restaurant.

Cllr Stuart Munro, executive member for business and economic development and regeneration, said: "The council continues to look at the range of facilities a growing and changing population need and the regeneration is a key part in allowing us to deliver them.

“We believe that improving the leisure and community offer in the centre of Wokingham could help support residents for years to come. 

"It would allow them to access new services right on their doorstep reducing their need to travel elsewhere, and allowing them to link activities and make more of their visit to town.”

Subject to receiving planning consent, development could start in early 2020 with completion by late 2021.