A total of 3,343 homes could be coming to the BRACKNELL area in the next decades after plans have been submitted.

The Emerging Bracknell Forest Local Plan was submitted this Monday (May 17), and it will set the planning agenda for the borough until 2037.

The Local Plan identifies four locations for major developments in Bracknell Forest: The Peel Centre and The Point, Beaufort Park, Derby Park in Crowthorne and Jealott’s Hill in Warfield.

The plan will now go to the Government’s Planning Inspectorate, which will conduct an independent review.

Once the inspector has completed their examination of the plan, they will send a report back to Bracknell Forest Council recommending whether or not it can adopt the plan. Typically,  changes are recommended in order for the plan to be adopted, which are referred to as  ‘main modifications’.

Here are the plans that could change the face of Bracknell Forest mentioned in the Local Plan:

Redevelopment of The Peel Centre

Bracknell News: Peel Centre in Bracknell town centre, earmarked for homes in the Emerging Bracknell Forest Plan, policy LP 8

The biggest development in Bracknell itself is the Local Plan’s vision for The Peel Centre and The Point in the town centre.

Bracknell Forest Council has outlined that 900 homes can be built on the site, which currently serves as a shopping park.

Of those homes, 315 have been designated as affordable (35 per cent). The plan states that 600 of these homes are to be built by 2037.

READ MORE: 900 homes set to be built at The Peel Centre in Bracknell

Some of those homes would be turned over as specialist accommodation for older people.

A massive new supermarket will be built on the site prior to the Morrisons being vacated. There will also be space for other shops and businesses at the site.

The plans for The Peel Centre and The Point have been designated as policy LP 8 in the Local Plan.

New homes at Beaufort Park

Bracknell News: Beaufort Park in Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, earmarked for homes in the Emerging Bracknell Forest Plan, policy LP 5

The Local Plan has suggested transforming land at Beaufort Park which is currently made up of wood and heathland into a residential development made up of 226 homes.

A good portion of the site would remain as woodland and a Suitable Area of Natural Greenspace (SANG).

Cars and vehicles would access the rest of Bracknell from a new road connecting to Nine Mile Ride.

The plan for Beaufort Park has been designated as policy LP 5 in the Local Plan.

Development at Derby Field

Bracknell News: Derby Field in Crowthorne, earmarked for homes in the Emerging Bracknell Forest Plan, policy LP 6

Derby Field is located at the junction of Wokingham Road and Dukes Ride in Crowthorne.

The Local Plan has identified it as a site for a 217 home development.

The development of the field would involve converting the field from its current usage as playing field for a private school into a new community.

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The plan does involve building a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA), skate bowl or play area on the site, as well as a SANG to the south.

The field is located right next door to Crowthorne Train Station, and the plan involves increasing parking for the station by 45 spaces.

Derby Field is designated as policy LP 6 in the Local Plan.

Jealott’s Hill 

Bracknell News: Jealott's Hill in Warfield, earmarked for homes in the Emerging Bracknell Forest Plan, policy LP 7

The most controversial part of the Local Plan is the proposal to build a 2,000 home ‘Garden Village’ and a Science and Innovation Park at Jealott’s Hill.

Of the 2,000 homes, 700 will be affordable.

The plan states that, by 2037, it envisages 1,350 of those homes will be completed. It is hoped 473 of the affordable homes will be completed by that year as well.

A trio of companies pushing for the development say that it will secure the jobs of 850 people who work at the site for Syngenta, a multinational agricultural science company which is pushing for the development.

On the JealottsHill.com website, the three companies have said it will provide a high quality place to live and work.

However, activists from the Save Jealott’s Hill campaign oppose the plan as an unacceptable loss of green space, even though a SANG is included within the plan.

The vision for Jealott’s Hill as designated as policy LP 7 in the Local Plan.