Three years after the Magnet Leisure Centre in Maidenhead closed further plans for a new housing development to be built in its place have been submitted to the council.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have previously approved plans to build five buildings with the goal of creating 434 homes.

Car and cycle parking will also be facilitated, with required vehicle and pedestrian access to be altered, including a pedestrian crossing on Saint Cloud Way.

Now plans for landscaping, including trees and foliage have been submitted.

Talks of demolishing the facility in the centre of town were first heard in April 2019, with plans to turn the space into a housing development approved in July 2022.

Planning permission was granted subject to 26 conditions despite a 1,700-strong petition and being described as a “prison village”.

The plans are a joint venture between the Royal Borough and developer Countryside.

The area and footbridge attached connecting to Sainsbury's car park was closed in July 2022 with demolition starting in December 2022.

Split into two phases, Countryside planned to build 264 private homes and 87 affordable homes, which include 33 social rent and 54 shared ownerships, during the first wave and a further 83 flats during the last stage.

The buildings will range from four to 11 storeys tall.

Construction of the new development was originally earmarked for completion in spring 2025, with a start date of summer 2024.

Previously RBWM said: "Every home will benefit from private outdoor space through a private garden, balcony or terrace, in addition to podium gardens for residents and beautifully landscaped surrounding areas.

"In total, over 8,500 sq m of outdoor amenity space is set to be delivered across the development."

Now plans for over two dozen trees and hedgerows throughout the new development have gone forward.