Huge leap for regeneration as Peach Place plans submittedBy Laura Herbert
August 13, 2012
The long-awaited regeneration of Wokingham moves a step closer today as the planning application to refurbish Peach Place has been submitted.
Wokingham Borough Council and Wilson Bowden Developments put forward the plans to redevelop from Peach Place corner, including the building home to Clarks shoe shop and vacant offices, down to Bush Walk.
Councillor Alistair Corrie, executive member for regeneration and affordable housing, said: “We are planning to give Peach Place a facelift as the 1960s buildings are very tired and fail to create the setting that our town hall deserves.
"We are re-cladding these buildings rather than demolishing them as it is really important to keep businesses like Boots and Clarks still trading in the town to maintain footfall whilst the rest of the regeneration is delivered over the next few years."
The application will be considered by the council's planning committee later this year.
To view the plans visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/planning, planning application number F/2012/1678.
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