The countdown to delivering one of the largest regeneration projects in Maidenhead’s history is now on as ING submits proposals for Kings Triangle.
The planning application for the much talked about Kings Triangle development, with its promise of a new department store, big name shops and new public spaces, has now been registered by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. This marks a significant step forward, with the proposals moving from the ideas stage and towards reality.
The Council is currently reviewing the application and a decision is due expected by early February next year. If Councillors give the plans the go-ahead, this will pave the way for a detailed plans to be developed. Work could start on site as early as 2013, with the development to open in time for Christmas 2015.
Tim Webb, ING’s Development Director, said, “Submission of the application is a key milestone for Kings Triangle and Maidenhead. It represents the culmination of years of investment and planning – it is a real vote of confidence in Maidenhead’s future.
“Our agents have already been promoting Kings Triangle to the biggest names in UK retail. Now that the application is in, it will send the retail market a concrete signal that the plans are serious and allow us to step up our marketing activities.
“Kings Triangle offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvigorate the town’s economy. Giving the green light to the proposals early next year will give a real boost to the town and give big name retailers the confidence to invest in Maidenhead.”
Since the proposals were launched in March this year ING has consulted widely around Kings Triangle. Information leaflets were circulated to over 8,000 residents and businesses, with over 750 people attending public consultation events at the Maidenhead Produce Market, Carnival and Public Exhibition. Of those who filled in feedback forms, 97% stated that they would like to see the site redeveloped with 92% believing that the proposals would improve the town centre.