Plans for 19 new homes in Warfield have been given the go-ahead by the council almost two years after they were first set out.

Existing buildings at North Lodge Farm, Forest Road will be demolished as part of the plans to make way for the new homes.

They will feature two four-bedroom homes, eleven three-bedroom homes, and six two-bedroom homes, with each unit featuring at least two car parking spaces, with four visitor spaces added on site.

Four detached units facing Forest Road will be developed with the remaining 15 units arranged around a central semi-circular access road.

The site lies next to Westmorland Park, which separates the site from a Tesco Superstore approximately 10 minutes’ walk away.

Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) approved the application at a planning committee in January 2018 but amendments to the plans since then means BFC has had to give the go-ahead to the applicants again.

Original approval came despite a recommendation for refusal from Warfield Parish Council, as the authority was worried about the application being contrary to the council’s ‘gapping policy’ and had concerns about the properties not facing on to public land.

BFC received six objections to the plans from residents who were concerned about additional traffic, highway safety issues and demand on local infrastructure, but planning permission was granted with a number of conditions.

A quarter of the houses will be made affordable, meeting the council’s affordable housing policy.

In February, the News reported plans for almost 200 homes at land north of Forest Road submitted by Home Farm Land Ltd.

The almost-200 dwellings are expected to be able to accommodate 462 people and the settlement would be supported by the creation of a new roundabout on Forest Road.

One month earlier, the News told how a plan for 41 homes near Newell Hall and St Michael’s Grange had angered residents.