Wei Yang & Partners submits ‘hybrid’ planning application for Hogwood Garden Village in Wokingham
15 Oct 2014
Acting on behalf of the landowner, Wei Yang & Partners prepared and submitted a ‘hybrid’ planning application for Hogwood Garden Village in Wokingham. The development comprises 1,500 dwellings (including affordable), up to 10,500 sq. m of employment floorspace; a neighbourhood centre with up to 1,500 sq. m for local services; a primary school, parks and gardens, children’s play areas, allotments, sports pitches, other formal and informal open spaces.
Hogwood Garden Village forms the southern part of the Arborfield Garrison Strategic Development Location, identified in the Wokingham Borough Core Strategy as having the potential to accommodate 3,500 dwellings. Hogwood Garden Village would accommodate 1,500 of these.
The proposals for the site are based on Garden City principles which include generous green spaces, walkable neighbourhoods, a strong local centre providing for the day-to-day needs of the new community and local employment opportunities. The spine for the whole development is provided by a wide generous green space, acting as a ‘village green’ and the focus for the development. Arrangements will be put in place for the long term management and maintenance of the assets and for local community involvement in the development as it proceeds.