Landowners have once again been busy applying for new developments across the boroughs this week. 

In Bracknell there have been approved plans to demolish the current stable buildings and develop a new garden store at Wellington College, as well as a submission to demolish the existing stables and build a residential home at Poplars Fram, which has also been approved. 

Meanwhile in Wokingham, a proposal to build four new detached homes on unused land in Crowthorne has been submitted, as well as a potential plan to convert a site currently used as a commercial office into a new SEND facility in Winnersh. 

To view each plan in detail in Bracknell Forest enter the planning reference in brackets into the search bar of the borough’s planning portal here:  

To see plans in Wokingham Borough, head to the council’s planning portal:

Plan to develop a new domestic, grounds and garden at Copenhagen Stables (22/00227/FUL) 

Bracknell News:

A plan to erect a new single storey grounds and garden store following the demolition of the existing Copenhagen Stables at Wellington College has been approved. 

The site already has an established grounds and garden department, but the project will relocate the remaining sites into one coherent hub. 

The scheme will see the currently unused brick and timber stable buildings demolished and replaced by the new complex. 

The new store will include a vehicular entrance and a pedestrian entrance into the adjacent yard 

Plan to build a residential home at Poplars Farm in Winkfield (21/01005/FUL) 

Bracknell News:

Plans to demolish stables and erect a single residential dwelling and garage at Poplars Farm have been approved this week. 

The farm, situated on Crouch Lane, already contains an existing residential dwelling, known as the ‘Gatehouse’, which is currently under construction. 

The new dwelling will be one and a half storeys and in the same style as the ‘Gatehouse’. 

A pre-application had been submitted which proposed the conversion of the outbuildings into two residential dwellings, however, this was considered to constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt. 

Proposal to build four detached properties on Old Wokingham Road (221368) 

Bracknell News:

A plan has been submitted to build four new detached homes with garages on unused land in Crowthorne. 

The dwellings will consist of two four-bedroom and two five-bedroom houses with detached garages. 

The site is located within designated countryside and forms a rectangular piece of land between the residential properties of St Michael’s Cottage and Pinewood Villas. 

There are concerns regarding flooding and disturbing of the wildlife in the area. 

Plan to convert office space into a new SEND facility (221353) 

Bracknell News:

An application has been submitted to change the use of an office space in Winnersh to a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) facility. 

The applicant, Red Balloon Learners Centre, proposes its use as an Alternate Provision school – to better service the Wokingham, Reading, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and Bracknell Forest catchment areas. 

The site, situated at 4 Kings Street Lane, is located within a built-up urban area, accessed from King Street Lane.  

The site, previously occupied by crisis charity Cowshed, consists of an existing two-storey commercial building.