A POPULAR Bracknell pub is facing a nervous wait on whether it will be allowed to continue to use a grassy piece of land for car parking as it has done for the past six years without planning permission.

This is just one of three interesting applications validated by Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) this week.

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You can check out full details of each plan by entering the planning reference at planapp.bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Car park extension at Bracknell pub (20/00637/FUL)

Peacock Farm pub on Peacock Lane has been using an area of land designated as space for landscaping as a car park since 2014.

Only now are applicants asking the council for permission to use this area for car parking in a retrospective planning application.

Bracknell News:

According to planning documents, “the current lawful planning land use of the application site is landscaping which formed part of the wider planning permission for the original conversion of the building to a public house.

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“The land has subsequently been laid with grasscrete and has been used as an area of car parking for 24 spaces since 2014 and as such the application for the hardstanding and change of use seeks retrospective planning permission.”

Peacock Farm pub is run by Hall and Woodhouse and has been operating in its current form since 2008 after being converted from a farmhouse.

It has another area for parking on site for 54 cars in addition to the grassy area which does not have planning permission.

Later deliveries at Aldi (20/00698/FUL)

Budget supermarket chain Aldi is getting ready to open at the former Waitrose foodstore in Sandhurst.

New designs have been revealed for the revamped supermarket, which will be split in two so Energie Fitness can also move in at the Yorktown Road site.

Now Aldi chiefs have taken action to get everything in place for the grand opening by asking to alter the times permitted for deliveries at the store.

Bracknell News:

Currently, lorries are allowed to drop off goods between 7am and 7.30pm at the site.

But Aldi bosses are asking for this to be extended to 8.30pm at night.

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They also want to see the hours permitted for deliveries on Sundays extended by half-an-hour, from 11.30am latest time to 12pm.

Saturday delivery times will be kept the same.

Storage compound in Warfield (20/00681/LDC)

A landowner at Moss End has submitted an application for a certificate of lawful development for their storage compound on Bowyers Lane.

These certificates are submitted for landowners to be certain their existing use of a building is lawful, or that to make sure a proposal does not require planning permission.

Bracknell News:

A report submitted by the applicant read: “This submission is made on behalf of the landowner and is intended to legitimise the longstanding storage uses taking place on the land.”

The land in question amounts to half a hectare and contains a number of buildings, several disused structures and open areas/ concrete yard.

Over the years, they have served as an overspill facility for various forms of storage.