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A big thank you to everyone who came along to our recent consultation events about the next phase of our multimillion pound regeneration of Gorse Ride South.

At these, we presented revised plans for the 256 or so new homes and thanks to your feedback hope to submit their planning application this summer.

We want to replace the existing homes on the estate with fresh modern ones because many are outdated with timber frames and modular construction.

The first phase is well underway with the former Cockayne Court Care Home and surrounding properties now demolished. They are being replaced with 46 new homes, built by our development company Wokingham Housing.

The overall redevelopment is expected to create some 80 additional new homes on the housing register - a mix of one and two bedroom bungalows and apartments, and two to five bedroom houses.

Space for these extra homes will be found by removing unsightly and under-used garages and alleys, while retaining most of the mature trees.

The homes will be available for existing Gorse Ride residents (our tenants and homeowners) to buy, for social rent and shared ownership.

More information: www.wokingham.gov.uk (search ‘Gorse Ride’)