Outline Planning Approval for a development of 127 houses and apartments
at Water Oakley, Berkshire

March 2019

Outline Planning Approval for a development of 127 houses and apartments was unanimously approved at Committee in March 2019.

The brownfield site is within the Green Belt and benefits from a frontage onto the River Thames and a frontage onto Windsor Road, which links Maidenhead and Windsor. The proposals benefitted from extensive consultation with local community groups, the Council Planners and public.

OSP Architecture’s designs were inspired by the character of traditional Berkshire Villages and included a wide swath of open space / a parkland setting which included a village green, pond, equipped play area, community orchard and community pavilion. Innovative solutions to sensitive parking were used whilst wild flower meadows and wildlife corridors leading to the River Thames were included within the open space.

A series of watercolours illustrating the proposals were produced by OSP to demonstrate the quality of the proposals and how the bespoke design responded to the local vernacular.