CONTROVERSIAL plans for five homes in College Town are set to get the go-ahead – almost three years after they were submitted to council planning bosses.

A decision on the designs will be made next week after Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) planning chiefs recommended the plans are approved.

This comes despite twelve objections from Sandhurst residents in 2017, who were concerned about a loss of privacy, noise pollution, overdevelopment, parking issues and more.

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One neighbour, from the nearby Academy Place development, wrote: “It is totally unacceptable that any consideration should be given to this absurd idea to allow an apartment block as an addition to an already overpopulated environment.

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“The original occupiers of what was a quiet pleasant place to live, are now possibly expected to endure more months of noise, pollution and stress.

“Parking is already an extreme problem in Academy Place and this addition will cause us endless grief.”

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A new access road off Academy Place would be added at the site, which is currently used a part of a large private garden at the back of a property on College Road.

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Each apartment is proposed to have two bedrooms and come with a carport and additional car parking space. Two visitor spaces are also outlined.

Sandhurst Town Council recommended refusal to the plans, claiming the proposal “represents a cramped development” which would ‘harm’ the adjoining homes.

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One small tree would be cut down to make way for three of the apartments.

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Despite the concerns, designers say the “development proves a respectful in-fill development” considerate of the other buildings around it.

Bracknell Forest development chiefs have recommended councillors approve the proposal when the planning committee meets on Thursday, February 13.