A BRACKNELL hotel has put forward plans for an extension. 

The owners of White Gates Hotel in Binfield want to create bigger bedsits for their guests and add 10 new parking spaces.

Meanwhile in Sonning, a proposal to knock down two homes and create a 70-bed care home have been submitted to the council.

Both applications will be decided in due course and feature in this week’s planning round-up.

To see plans in Bracknell Forest, enter the planning reference in brackets at planapp.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/online-applications .

To get more details for plans within Wokingham Borough, head to the council’s planning portal: planning.wokingham.gov.uk/FastWebPL/welcome.asp .

Extensions to Bracknell hotel (21/01154/FUL)

The owners of White Gates Hotel in St Mark’s Road, Binfield have applied to do side and rear extensions to the building.

It is currently made up of a house on the south side of the site and six bedsits with en-suites for the hotel on the north of the site.

The extensions would be a mix of one and two storeys tall, and have been applied for the enlarge the house and improve the bedsits.

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On the ground floor, they would provide the occupants with an enlarged kitchen, sitting room and two dining rooms.

On the first floor, two of the three rooms would acquire sitting areas.

White Gates has a total of 10 parking spaces, with one of these being a disabled space.

Build of three new homes after partial demolition of existing home in Sandhurst (21/01057/FUL)

Bracknell News: 11 The Close Sandhurst. Credit: Google Maps11 The Close Sandhurst. Credit: Google Maps

The owner of 11 The Close in Sandhurst has applied to build three homes following the partial demolition of the existing home.

The right side of the two bedroom home would be knocked down and replaced with an extension, with the demolition needed to provide access to three entirely new homes proposed on the site.

One new four bedroom home would be provided to the east of the plot, and a new building providing two semi-detached four bedroom homes would be built to the south.

Demolition of two homes to make way for care home for Sonning (Wokingham app 220133)

Bracknell News: 101 Pound Lane, Sonning. A plan has been submitted to demolish it and 101a Pound Lane, replacing them with a 70 bed care home. Credit: HW Planning101 Pound Lane, Sonning. A plan has been submitted to demolish it and 101a Pound Lane, replacing them with a 70 bed care home. Credit: HW Planning

Here, the applicants Aspire LPP have applied for outline consent to demolish 101 and 101a Pound Lane in Sonning and replace these two homes with a 70 bed care home.

The new building would be four storeys tall.

To justify its plan, Aspire has provided a ‘needs assessment’ by Carterwood real estate consultants which states that there will be a net need of 1,095 care home beds in Wokingham Borough by 2036.

Bracknell News: The proposed 70 bed care home to replace 101 & 101a in Pound Lane. Sonning. Credit: HW PlanningThe proposed 70 bed care home to replace 101 & 101a in Pound Lane. Sonning. Credit: HW Planning

The home would come with 30 car parking spaces for residents, staff and visitors.

The submission of this plan follows an entirely separate application for an 80 bed dementia care home further down Pound Lane in Sonning.

Construction of replacement home in Earley (Wokingham app 214179)

Bracknell News: 40 Culver Lane, Earley. Credit: Google Maps40 Culver Lane, Earley. Credit: Google Maps

The owners of 40 Culver Lane in Earley have applied to knock down their two-storey, four bedroom house and replace it with two new semi-detached, three bedroom homes.

It would be replaced with a two-and-a-half storey building, built of brick with white painted render walling.

Each of the two new homes would come with a lounge, toilet and combined kitchen and dining room on the ground floor, with three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

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One car parking space would be provided off street, with extra on street parking existing in Culver Lane.

The area attracted national attention in December last year when contractors were seen lifting cars to paint double yellow lines in nearby Blackthorn Close.

The cars that were lifted were subsequently slapped with parking fines.

The borough council duly revoked the parking fines after complaints.