New Homes Delivery Programme - Silchester Arches Round 2

Closes 29 Apr 2021

Opened 18 Mar 2021


The Council is delivering 600 new homes including a minimum of 300 social rent homes, alongside open market homes to rent and other community and employment facilities as part of its New Homes Delivery Programme (NHDP).

All of these new homes will be developed on sites owned by the Council. We have also committed to building all the new homes without the loss of any existing homes.

We have consulted on the first four sites in Phase 1 of our NHDP and they have now received planning permission. These four sites – Acklam Road, 175-177 Kensal Road, 15-17 Hewer Street and 54 St Helens Gardens - aim to deliver 97 new homes and work will start on those sites this year.

Silchester Arches

The New Homes Delivery Programme (NHDP) has identified a site by Silchester Road as a potential area to help deliver new homes for the borough. This site, currently called Silchester Arches, will form part of ‘phase 2’ of the New Homes Programme.

Why we are consulting

Following the first round of consultation at the end of 2020, we have organised a further two online chat sessions to provide details on how we have incorporated your feedback into the designs for the site.

Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback in the first round of consultation which we have taken on board. You told us that you wanted a design proposal that respects the surrounding buildings in terms of height and scale. The quality of the design was important to you and another key issue was shared outdoor space for residents. We have also taken on board your comments about the importance of air quality given the location of the site.

This site will offer 100% homes for social rent which will help those residents on our housing waiting list. This is why we want to work with you on the plans to enable us build as many homes on this site as possible, to meet the need within the Borough.

We now want to understand your views on our emerging design proposals for the site. We have produced a new video presentation which gives you details of the latest proposals. We’d encourage you to watch the video before attending one of our online chat sessions this month (March) or completing the feedback form, however this is not essential. View the presentation on our website.

Please complete the feedback form by Thursday 29 April. If you are having difficulties accessing the material or require the information in another format (e.g. information in an alternative language) please email or phone 07739 317294 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Live chat sessions

There will be two online chat sessions via Zoom, where you can ask any questions regarding the latest proposals. These Zoom chat sessions will take place on:

  • Thursday 25 March, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Saturday 27 March, 10.30am to 11.30am

Join the online chat session via this Zoom link

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