Theresa May has welcomed a series of positive announcements affecting Maidenhead town centre, which have given a major boost to the ongoing rejuvenation work currently in progress. In recent weeks, two major projects – the waterways restoration and the Chapel Arches development – have taken significant steps forward meaning that important improvement to the town centre should be able to go ahead.
In August, the Maidenhead Waterways Restoration Group’s joint bid with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead for £1.6 million of funding was approved by the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership. The funding, providing by the Government’s ‘Growing Places’ scheme, will enable construction to begin on the first stage of the waterways restoration in 2014 subject to planning permission.
The waterways restoration will be complemented by the Chapel Arches development, which was granted planning permission by the Royal Borough on 8th August. The development will provide new apartments and retail space next to the waterways in the town centre. Taken together, the two projects will transform this area of the town and help bring the neglected waterways back into use.
Commenting, Theresa said: “I am delighted to see progress being made on these important schemes. Both the waterways restoration and the Chapel Arches development will significantly improve the town centre. It is great that these two projects can work together to bring the Maidenhead waterways back into use and provide a major boost to the town centre. This sends a clear message that Maidenhead is open for business, and I hope we will see more progress in the near future on other proposals such as the Kings Triangle.”
For more information on the Maidenhead waterways visit www.maidenheadwaterways.org