Wei Yang & Partners' Hogwood Garden Village Master Plan Approved by Wokingham Borough Council
15 Oct 2015
Wei Yang & Partners' Hogwood Garden Village Master Plan has been approved by Wokingham Borough Council today.
Acting on behalf of the landowner, Wei Yang & Partners prepared and submitted a ‘hybrid’ planning application for Hogwood Garden Village in Wokingham in 2014. 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. The development would contribute significantly towards addressing Wokingham’s identified housing needs and demand, as well as helping to create around 250 new jobs and delivering other infrastructure benefits.
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.