Windsor & Maidenhead councillors this week gave their unanimous backing to Radian’s proposals for 25 new homes in Dedworth, to the west of Windsor town centre.
Radian’s plans for the brownfield site include a mix of homes for sale on the open market as well as eight properties that will be available either for shared ownership or affordable rent. The focus for the development will be family homes, with 15 three- and four-bed houses and bungalows delivered as part of the overall housing mix.
The homes will be built on part of a larger site at Castle Farm, formerly occupied entirely by mobile homes. In a unique move, Radian – which has owned the land for almost 25 years – plans to split this site in two, developing half for the new homes and, at the same time, investing substantially in the facilities and infrastructure needed to support 16 mobile homes that remain on the other half.
James Pennington, Executive Director of Development at Radian, commented:
“This is a true urban regeneration project. Not only are we delivering new homes on a brownfield site, but we are also upgrading facilities for the residents of the mobile homes that remain. We could see the local need and we have responded to it, and that includes providing eight truly affordable properties, available for shared ownership or affordable rent, as part of our new housing mix.
“We consider this to be a unique opportunity to contribute to a sustainable community. We are delighted that councillors agree with us.”