The £68million scheme to rejuvenate Slough's Stoke Wharf area at the end of the Grand Union Canal has been formally submitted for approval.

The new planning application follows an extensive consultation period that saw 1,400 residents view the scheme at public exhibitions last year.

The plan has been submitted by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) - a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments - working with Muse Developments and the Canal and River Trust.

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It aims to provide 312 new homes designed to suit varying local needs including affordable accommodation.

There will be new public open spaces around the end of the Grand Union canal and major improvements to Bower Recreation Ground, including new play equipment, a new multi-use games area, cricket net and improved cycle paths.

Andy Howell, General Manager of Slough Urban Renewal, said: “The regeneration of Stoke Wharf is a key component of the ongoing redevelopment of Slough and we’re delighted to move to the next stage of the journey to deliver this exciting scheme.

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“The innovative proposals we’re bringing forward will create high-quality, much-needed housing for local residents, improve the water-space facilities, and deliver significant enhancements to the surrounding area, including the Bower Recreation Ground.

“We’d like to thank all of those who made their voice heard and contributed to our plans. As we move forward, we’ll continue to work closely with the community as we bring forward the scheme together.”

“This has been a long, careful process and we look forward to working collaboratively with the council and community over the coming months to breathe life back onto the banks of the Grand Union Canal.”