Exactly where the new homes have been built in Bracknell has been mapped after it was revealed that more homes have been built in the area than required  to meet Government housebuilding targets.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that 3,487 new homes were built in Bracknell Forest over the last three years from 2018-2021.

Although the Government sets targets for the amount of new homes that need to be built in each area of the country, this target was surpassed by 217 per cent in Bracknell Forest.

That means a surplus of 1,878 new homes were built over those three years, against a Government target of 1,609 new homes being ‘required’.

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But that begs the question: where have all these new homes between 2018 and 2021 been built?

These homes have been built in a variety of locations in Bracknell, Binfield and Crowthorne.

The biggest of these developments in the town centre is Royal Winchester House, which involved the demolition of the former 3M office block and its replacement with 338 new one and two bed apartments.

Bracknell News: The former 3M building, as it was in 2014. It has now been replaced by Royal Winchester House, which has been completed. Credit: Google MapsThe former 3M building, as it was in 2014. It has now been replaced by Royal Winchester House, which has been completed. Credit: Google Maps

Elsewhere, hundreds of new homes have been built at the former TRL site off Old Wokingham Road in Crowthorne, with homes ready for occupation at Buckler’s Park.

Buckler’s Lodge has also been built as part of the development, providing an 80 bed care home.

Other new housing estates include the former Blue Mountain golf course site and the new homes that have been built north of London Road at Amen Corner.

You can see where these developments are in Bracknell Forest in our map below: 

Councillor Chris Turrell, the council’s executive member for planning, acknowledged the Government figures showing that more houses have been built than required by the targets.

The majority of the 3,487 new homes built between 2018 and 2021 have been built in sites allocated for development as part of the council’s Adopted Site Allocation Local Plan document which was published in 2013.

The site allocation document state that its main purpose is to allocate site to meet the Borough’s housing needs until 2026.

Cllr Turrell (Conservative, Harmans Water) said: “The figures published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on January 14 are an accurate representation of the new homes built during the period 2018 – 2021.

“The majority of homes were built in areas identified for development in the Adopted Site Allocation Local Plan (2013), such as Land at Amen Corner North, London Road, Binfield and Crowthorne.

“These locations were supplemented by other brownfield sites that have come forward for redevelopment, such as Winchester House in the town centre and schemes involving a change of use from offices to residential that no longer require planning permission.”