Consultation over plans for 400 new homes at Amen Corner
Published: 1 Oct 2013 14:300 comments
Willson Developments will host two public consultations about the new housing – planned for north of the B3408 London Road, Binfield, near the Coppid Beech roundabout – on Friday and Saturday.
Binfield parish councillor, Nigel Rennie, chairman of the Northern Arc Action Group, which is concerned about the amount of new housing planned in the area, said: “As residents and a parish council, we will look to work with them, making a good balance between new housing and the current situation.
“The issue of roads will be quite a high priority. They will also have a problem with the infrastructure; when the Coppid Beech Hotel was built there was sewage pouring down the road.”
He added that recent history suggests the possibility of flooding will have to be considered.
The site is part of Bracknell Forest Council’s long-term housing strategy SALP (Site Allocations Plan) which will result in more than 11,000 houses being built in the borough by 2026.
Willson Developments said it will build 400 “high quality family and starter homes”. It plans to make 25% of the properties 'affordable homes’ – a mixture of rented or shared-ownership – and said it will develop its plans in light of feedback from the two meetings.
Willson Developments has also promised to create green space.
The ancient woodland at Black-man’s Copse will also be preserved and the developer hopes to create a park to the west of the site.
Edward Yuill, from Willson Developments, said: “We believe our plans will help deliver much- needed housing in the wider Bracknell area, as well as affordable homes.
“We are keen to hear what local people think and would encourage them to come to one of our consultation events, or have a look at our website, to find out more.”
The public exhibitions will take place on Friday at the Binfield Club, Terrace Road South, between 12.30pm and 7.30pm and on Saturday in the Juniper Suite at the Coppid Beech Hotel in John Nike Way, between 10am and 3pm. Refreshments will be served.
Detailed plans will be exhibited
in November before an outline planning application is made shortly afterwards. For details, see www.amencornernorth.co.uk