A council housing company is set to deliver 29 affordable homes in Wokingham.

Land at Wellington Road and Station Road will be transferred to Wokingham Homes Limited after plans were approved at a council meeting on Thursday, September 27.

Speaking before the meeting, councillor Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for housing, said: “delivering affordable housing is a top priority for this council.

“This transfer… would enable the council’s wholly owned housing company to develop more affordable housing to add to our existing portfolio.

“The proposals are for a mix of social rent and shared ownership houses and flats.

“It would be an exciting to get another development underway to help local people to get new homes.”

The housing proposals are set to be funded by more than half a million pounds worth of contributions from developers given to the council, known as section 106 money.

It was also agreed that the former Woodley Age Concern site will be transferred to a council owned company as part of the plans.

The Age Concern site has already been cleared to make way for house building but the site at Wellington Road is currently only partially cleared.

WBC also owns housing companies Berry Brook Homes Limited and Loddon Homes Limited, which together form the WBC Holdings housing group.

At the same meeting a report produced for the council highlighted that Berry Brook needed a “complete overhaul and rethink” after it struggled to build homes amid government pressures.

However the document signalled better news for Wokingham Homes Limited which built 120 houses last year, resulting in a profit of £600,000 for the company.

Loddon Homes Limited was set to make a profit for the first time since coming into operation in 2014 this year but is now expected to make a loss.