Sales of Freestone Yard site raises doubts about new homes

The site of a major housing development in the centre of the village is up for sale, raising question marks over its future.


The 0.45 acre Freestone Yard development, approved by Slough Borough Council just over a year ago, is up for sale.

17 new homes were approved to be built at the part-Grade II listed building next door to the old Post Office last February.  The approved plans would see construction of a two bedroom house and 17 one and two bedroom flats in two blocks on the narrow site off Park Street.  The new homes would be in addition to six self-contained residential properties already existing.

freestone yard plan

There will now, inevitably, be fears that the development – which would offer views of the Colne Brook and historic Tan House Farm – will go the same way as “Colnhenge”, which was stalled for many years and remains an eye sore.

Land agent Aston Mead Land & Planning is marketing the site as a “valuable residential development and investment opportunity”, with offers in the region of £3 million invited.

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