HOARDING has gone up all around a large open space in Binfield as developers prepare to submit plans for dozens of homes by the former John Nike Leisure Complex and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

That’s one of five interesting new planning applications validated by Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) in the past week.

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For full details of each plan, enter the planning reference at planapp.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

New hoarding (and new homes?) in Binfield (20/00622/FUL)

A proposal to add screening around a field north of Cain Road and south of Turnpike Road has been submitted to BFC.

Despite this plan not being approved yet, most of the 2.4m-high timber hoarding has already been put up.

A cover letter attached to the application indicates the screening has been erected as developers prepare to submit a proposal for new homes on the land.

It reads: “The site is allocated within the current Site Allocation Local Plan under policy SA2 for residential development.

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“The policy indicates the site has a capacity to deliver 75 homes.

“The client is currently undergoing pre-application discussions with the planning authority [Bracknell Forest Council] and [it is] expected a formal application will be submitted imminently.”

As the letter states, the site is indeed earmarked for housebuilding and is included in the council’s site allocations plan, published in 2013.

The site is to the east of the John Nike Leisure Complex, to the west of 3M and to the north of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which is leaving Bracknell Forest to move to Winnersh.

A new business park will replace the offices, meaning this area could see huge upheaval in the coming years if new homes are also built nearby.

Extension to football team’s clubhouse (20/00594/FUL)

Binfield FC are hoping another BFC (Bracknell Forest Council) gives them permission to add a single-story extension to their clubhouse.

Based on Hill Farm Lane, the extension would mean a catering kitchen and externally accessed spectator toilet facilities can be added to the site.

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In a planning statement applicants wrote: “The construction of an extension to the existing single-storey clubhouse and adjacent viewing stand at Binfield Football Club in order to provide significantly improved catering and spectator toilet facilities this very successful local football club that supports amateur Football at all levels and is a significant amenity to Binfield.

New home in Sandhurst (20/00599/FUL)

A new home could go up on Wellington Road in Sandhurst if applicants get their way with this planning application.

Building the new home would mean demolishing the Snaprails Lodge bungalow currently standing at the site.

The new home would be a two-storey dwelling.

New agricultural barn in Ascot (20/00644/PAD)

A prior approval application has been submitted for the erection of an agricultural barn in Ascot.

The barn would go up at Ribblesdale Park on Sunninghill Road.

It would be 24 metres long, 12 metres wide and five metres high.

New ice rink in Bracknell

In case you missed this one, The Western Centre is set to be home to a new ice rink coming to Bracknell.

Click the link above to see what’s planned for the site.