A PROTECTED 18th-century building is set to be converted into new retirement homes in Binfield.

That’s one of four new proposals published on Bracknell Forest Council’s planning webpage this week.

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

Binfield House conversion (Planning reference 20/01087/FUL)

Binfield House, a protected building dating back to the late 18th century, is set to be refurbished and converted into new retirement apartments.

The site is protected because of its historical character and is located on Terrace Road North in Binfield.

It was converted into a nursing home in the 1980s but has laid empty since March 2020.

In light of this, Beechcroft Developments Limited are asking the council for special permission to turn the building into a space for nine retirement apartments.

Binfield House dates back to the 18th century

Binfield House dates back to the 18th century

The developers are also hoping to build six terraced cottages within the grounds of the application site following the demolition of six existing bungalows.

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New homes and shops in Crowthorne (20/01087/FUL)

A four-storey building could go up on Crowthorne High Street following the demolition of the former Newman’s shoe store, which closed in February 2020.

Davis Planning Ltd wants to add two new shops to the ground floor of the new building.

The developers also wish to add twelve one-bedroom flats above the new stores.

Binfield House dates back to the 18th century

Binfield House dates back to the 18th century

Parking will also be provided at the site.

New phone mast in Bracknell (21/00063/RTD)

Hutchinson 3G UK Ltd wants to install a 5G phone mast on Wokingham Road in Bracknell.

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The mast would be 20-metres tall and would be installed with equipment at its base.

Applicants have secured a certificate from the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation which confirms their plans comply with the authority’s guidelines.

New stables in Warfield (20/01071/FUL)

Brockhill Stables on Bracknell Road in Warfield is set to be demolished, according to new plans.

The existing stables are ‘dilapidated’ and bosses at the site want to build a new equestrian centre in a new position north of the current block.

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As with all the applications listed above, this proposal is pending consideration from Bracknell Forest Council.

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