Planned Thames development at Taplow

Planning applications have been lodged for one of the biggest developments on the banks of the Thames.

The site at Taplow near Maidenhead includes the derelict site of Skindles Hotel, once one of the most famous on the river.

The plans also include a new footbridge over the river which will enable a footpath along the Jubilee River flood prevention channel to connect with the Thames Path at Boulters Lock.

They also include provision for a boatyard on the Buckinghamshire bank although developers say no detailed plans are in place for the use of the yard and they are open to ideas from potential users.

The Berkeley Homes scheme covers the site of Skindles and a former paper mill. It includes 227 homes and a new restaurant on the site of the hotel. The footbridge over a weir stream.would connect the new development with Ray Mill Island which adjoins Boulters.

Homes planned along Jubilee River

Andrew Saunders Davies, Chairman said: “ We can confirm that planning applications have been submitted for the comprehensive re-development of this derelict brownfield site. Our scheme provides for a mix of new and converted residential homes, new employment opportunities and affordable housing.

" These applications follow extensive public consultation and meetings with the planning authority and other key stakeholders. We have sought to  address comments made to us during this process where possible and now  look forward to completing a high quality development bringing this derelict site back into beneficial use for the new residents and the local community.”

Boatyard included in riverside development

The plans can be viewed on the South Bucks District Council website.

Artist's impressions: Berkeley Homes.

Story dated October 1st 2014.





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