A huge part-residential part-commercial development plan in Binfield is being considered by Bracknell Forest Council. 

The hybrid application, submitted to Bracknell Forest Council by property developer Persimmon Homes, proposes the construction of 305 homes on land at Amen Corner South on London Road. 

In addition to the residential properties, the developer also seeks to build a commercial development, as well as green spaces, play areas and a new spine road. 

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The Amen Corner South site, which measures approximately 14.24 hectares, currently comprises unmanaged scrubland.  

It has already been allocated by the council for mixed-used development comprising up to 725 dwellings as part of the local plan. This application relates to the delivery of the northernmost part of land included in this allocation. 

The proposed development is for 305 dwellings, including a total of 12 apartment blocks across the site, comprising a range of one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom houses.  

The plan details the housing mix is to be made up of 64 one-bed flats, 54 two-bed flats, 160 two-bed houses, 26 three-bed houses and one four-bed house. The houses would consist of predominantly two-storey semi-detached and terraced properties. 

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An affordable housing provision of 25 per cent is outlined, in accordance with Bracknell Forest requirements. These 77 proposed affordable units are broken down as 23 shared ownership, 33 affordable rent, and 21 social rent. 

A total of 572 allocated car parking spaces are outlined for the properties, with a further 61 unallocated for visitors – all of which would be complaint for disabled use. 

As part of the hybrid plan, there is also the proposal to build up to 2,500sqm of commercial development over three-storeys, with an allocation of more than 100 parking spaces.