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Slough basin ready for redevelopment

Plans have finally been announced to redevelop the canal basin at the end of the Grand Union Canal's Slough Arm.

For decades the canal has been hidden behind a builder’s yard, neglected until a recent ground clearance by the Canal & River Trust. Although dredged recently, the arm has been a dull straight 4-mile cruise and the basin an uninviting destination.

Slough Borough Council has now announced a plan to work with CRT's specialist waterside developer, Waterside Places. They will regenerate the basin, install 240 homes, a public open space, shop, café and community hub overlooking the canal.

The site, formerly just 'Slough Basin', has now been called Stoke Wharf after the nearby road. No announcement has been made about moorings, although the nearby Bowyer Field playing field, owned by the council, will be kept as an open space.

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Slough Canal Basin – finally set for redevelopment. Photo: Iridescent@wikimedia.com cc-by-sa 

 

Tuesday 21 May  | Andrew Denny  | 4.01pm, Tuesday 21 May 2019

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