NEW details have emerged about controversial plans to build more than 300 homes in the countryside.

The proposals, which also include building a primary school in Warfield, were revealed by the News last week but little information about the project had been made public.

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Now more designs and details have been released about the scheme, which has already caused concern for some.

What do we know already?

Information available last week was limited but the News was able to reveal the 305 homes are planned to go up on land east of Old Priory Lane and west of Maize Lane.

Bracknell News:

This would mean the homes and the schools would be built on green open space.

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We also knew developers had plans to allocate some land for public open space, landscaping works and flood prevention proposals.

Bracknell News:

The application, listed on Bracknell Forest Council’s website, is just an initial, first-look proposal, meaning developers are looking to get permission for the idea of the entire scheme first before getting further approval for chunks of it later.

Planning bosses at the council have not yet made a decision on the plans.

What do we know now?

The site, which is currently used for grazing, is almost 14 hectares large and is part of the Warfield strategic site allocation, which means this land has been earmarked for development.

Cllr Chris Turrell, Executive Member for Planning and Transport said: “These plans (Planning Application Reference 20/00214/OUT) are part of a development principle established back in 2013 when the area was allocated for development as part of the Site Allocations Local Plan. 

"The site lies within the Warfield strategic development area which is allocated for 2,200 new homes along with a neighbourhood centre and a range of other facilities including schools and open space. “

It would be accessible from two points: one via a priority T-junction from Maize Lane, which will be upgraded and widened, and from a staggered T-junction on Harvest Ride.

Bracknell News:

The homes would be a mix of 2, 2.5 and three-storey homes ranging in size from one-bed to five-bed.

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Most of the properties would be three-bedrooms and a quarter of them would be affordable.

Almost three hectares is earmarked for public open space and a children’s play area is also planned.

Bracknell News:

Builders hope to be able to make the school large enough for two-form entry if the development can secure expansion, although to start with it would be a mix between one-form and two-form entry.

Bracknell News:

The development would be delivered in phases by housebuilders Danescroft and Taylor Wimpey.