We are delighted that the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) Cabinet has voted to approve our Stakeholder Masterplan document for the redevelopment of Sawyers Close.
The Council leadership voted to approve our revised document at its meeting on 30 March. We updated our stakeholder masterplan document following a public consultation that we held in January and February of this year.
The key changes that we have made to our masterplan since the consultation include:
- Introducing a swale into the proposals. This will run along the southern boundary with Thames Mead and along the western boundary with Smiths Lane. As well as supporting drainage on site, this also increases the distance of the new homes from our existing neighbours.
- Increasing the distance of the proposed new homes from Dedworth Manor and Thames Mead by removing one of the buildings proposed for the south-eastern corner of the site.
- Reorientating the remaining homes proposed along the border with Thames Mead to move them further away from existing properties.
- Adjusting the new pedestrian route through the site.
You can view the final document that councillors resolved to approve here (link).
We were required by Council policy to prepare and submit a stakeholder masterplan document for approval as the redevelopment of Sawyers Close would involve building over 100 net new dwellings.
The planning application that we will submit for Sawyers Close must accord with the principles set out in the approved Sawyers Close Stakeholder Masterplan document. We are on track to submit a planning application to the Council later this month.
We will be in touch with our customers and neighbours again once the application has been submitted.
We would like to thank everyone who has taken part in our consultation events over the last 12 months. We are excited to have reached this milestone and remain committed to providing a fully affordable scheme at Sawyers Close.