Maidenhead Road, Windsor

Project overview

Bewley Homes and Square Bay (No5) LLP are bringing forward plans for thirty seven homes at Maidenhead Road, in the Water Oakley area of Windsor.

Our vision is to regenerate a vacant site, previously used by a garden centre which ceased trading in October 2018, by delivering new, quality residential dwellings in an area of significant housing need.

We are proposing a range of 17 detached, semi-detached and terraced houses of quality design and appearance, alongside two attractive apartment buildings on this gateway site into Windsor.  We are looking to create a new access road (closing and replacing the existing access road), parking facilities and a central open space in order to provide a sense of community within the development.

Our proposal has been developed following a comprehensive engagement process with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM), local community groups and neighbouring residents.

We believe that increasing the supply of new homes in this area will facilitate a more balanced local demographic profile, enabling families and people of all ages to enjoy greater opportunities to live locally.

We have now submitted a planning application detailing the site layout, house designs, access and parking arrangements, landscaping, appearance and drainage to RBWM.

  •  Maidenhead Road, Windsor
  •  Planning application submitted July 2019
  •  26 private homes for sale and 11 affordable homes

The developers

Bewley Homes have been creating communities since 1991, developing homes that both complement local character and meet the needs of future residents. Thought is given to every street scene, the design of open space and play areas in order to create a neighbourly atmosphere in which to relax and build relationships.

Bewley Homes is committed to preserving the surrounding landscapes and protecting their character, through sustainable methods and approaches.

Square Bay (No5) LLP is a property company specialising in residential and mixed use developments. Square Bay has gained a reputation for excellence in planning, development and investment since its formation in 2002.

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What is being proposed?

The proposed scheme will include the following features; some of these have already been approved as part of the outline application as identified below:

37 new homes

A range of homes from 1-4 bedroom family properties to help meet the needs of the local community

11 (30%) of the new homes will be affordable including social rented, shared ownership and intermediate tenures

A new access point from Maidenhead Road with the existing access to be re-designed to provide a pedestrian/cycle only access

Car parking for all homes in the form of garages, driveway spaces and surface parking

New landscaped and centrally located open space, including an informal play area

Easy accessibility to public transport providing access to local services

Secure cycle storage provided for each house and apartment building

Proposed development

What will the houses look like?

For nearly 30 years the Bewley Homes team has been designing and building beautiful, high-quality homes that respond to and enhance their local settings.

Our proposals for Maidenhead Road, Windsor, exemplify this approach.

The proposed mix of terraced, semi-detached and detached homes has been conceived to reflect the character of the surrounding residential area. The houses, predominantly two storeys with rooms in the roof, have been designed to respect the scale of neighbouring properties.  The two apartment buildings comprise two storey elements (to respond to the heights of neighbouring properties) and three storey elements (on the boundary with Maidenhead Road/A308).

All of the proposed homes are of a traditional design and appearance and will complement the character of the surrounding area, using a range of materials, architectural features and detailing that is found locally.

New native planting will be provided within the site to help development fit into the prevailing character of the area and to compliment the planting in the existing residential neighbours east and north of the site.

Local benefits

Bringing a now vacant and unattractive site back into use to meet the acute need for new homes in Windsor
Creation of job opportunities through the construction of the new homes
Improvements to pedestrian crossings and financial contributions for local footpath enhancements