Sandford Farm developers’ pledge £5.2m to boost Woodley
July 03, 2012
Funds from a planned mini-town in Woodley will give a £5.2 million boost to services in the area.
Developer Taylor Wimpey has earmarked the cash to make road improvements and improve community services following the approval for a 468-home development at Sandford Farm.
The company will inject £2,457,000 into education and make a £550,713 contribution to improve library, sport, leisure and recreation services.
Wokingham Borough Council will also receive £212,000 to provide a new recycling facility and upgrade existing community venues.
Taylor Wimpey will also invest £2,048,800 on highways and transport, including a hopper bus service, new bus shelters and a footpath and cycleway route in Mohawk Way.
The development will also include a number of children’s play areas, leisure areas for teenagers and a shop.
Andrew Sturla, managing director of Taylor Wimpey West London, said: “We have worked extensively with Wokingham Borough Council and other statutory bodies to ensure our financial contribution is spent in the best possible way to benefit both future residents of Sandford Farm and the wider community in Woodley.”