IT’S been a mixed week for planning news around Bracknell Forest.

Many residents welcomed the news popular William Mitchell mural is making its return to the town centre — but others were less pleased about McDonald’s decision to chop down trees at its Wildridings restaurant.

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So if you haven’t got your fix of your planning decision already, here are five more development approvals, refusals or withdrawals from the past week.

You can find full details for each plan by entering the planning reference at

Royal British Legion future (planning reference 19/00873/FUL)

Bracknell News:

Plans to convert the former Royal British Legion (RBL) building on Stanley Walk have been in place since October.

Just last week the News reported plans were moving forward with this proposal as developers looked to put up a fence around the site.

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Now it has been confirmed by Bracknell Forest Council — the former RBL building will become a shop after council chiefs granted planning permission.

Bracknell News:

The charity space has been closed since 2013 after “unsustainable losses” meant managers could not keep its social club open.

Martial arts studio in Bracknell (19/00977/FUL)

Bracknell News:

KONG martial arts group was seeking permission to move bases from Binfield’s Kings Academy School to Brickfields Industrial Park on Kiln Lane.

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In planning documents sent to Bracknell Forest planning chiefs, KONG bosses claimed their current site was “no longer fit for purpose”.

Bracknell News:

But it appears they may have to stay there for a bit longer after their planning application was withdrawn.

PureGym in Bracknell town centre (19/00935/FUL)

Before Christmas, The Lexicon bosses announced four new businesses would be coming to the town centre — including gym chain PureGym.

The News confirmed earlier this month PureGym would be opening in autumn 2020 in Princess Square.

Bracknell News:

Site managers can now focus on kitting out the shopping centre units because planning permission has finally been granted for PureGym to move into the town centre.

A new orangery in Winkfield (19/00950/LB)

Knights Hall in Winkfield is a listed building, meaning it has special protections.

Bracknell News:

Site managers must ask the council for planning permission before any changes are made to the site — no matter how small or large.

This plan is not a small one, however, as Knights Hall chiefs wanted to remove internal partitions and put up an orangery at the site.

Bracknell News:

But they won’t be able to as BFC planning bosses turned down the plans but has not given reasons why as of yet.

Three homes in Winkfield (19/00659/OUT)

Developers submitted a planning application in August 2019 to build three homes at White House Farm on North Street.

Bracknell News:

Two residents submitted comments supporting the plans to BFC.

Despite this, the proposal will not go ahead after developers withdrew their application.