Ponds at a planned new country park in Warfield and work to a listed building in Wokingham are in this week’s roundup of planning decisions and applications in Bracknell and Wokingham

You can view each one by going to the relevant council’s planning website and searching for the application number provided.

Bracknell Forest: Ponds at new country park in Warfield (23/00091/COND)

Plans for three ponds in a new country park in Warfield have been approved by Bracknell Forest Council planning officers. The ponds will sit in the middle of a meadow, close to an area of woodland.

The park is being built by Harrow Estates on former farmland just north of Church Lane, and will sit between Frost Folly and Windmill Meadows country parks, joining them up.

Bracknell Forest Council demanded that Harrow Estates provide the land to mitigate the impact of major new housing developments in the area.

Bracknell Forest: Protected trees in Crowthorne and Sandhurst (23/00212/TR5, 23/00203/TRCA and 23/00201/TR5)

Four protected trees could all be felled after council officers agreed they were dead.

Three of the trees – a Scots Pine at Eagle House School in Sandhurst and a Sweet Chestnut and Birch, both on Pinehill Road in Crowthorne – were protected by tree preservation orders. The fourth, a Dawn Redwood on Church Street in Crowthorne, is in a conservation area.

Council officers said each one must be replaced with a new tree of the same species in the same approximate location.

Wokingham Borough: Toilet block at listed building (232083)

The Wade Day Centre for the Elderly has been granted planning permission to demolish their current toilet block and replace it with a new one.

The building, on Reading Road in Wokingham, is a listed 19th century house. Heritage officers were concerned that the new block – which would be larger than the current one – would further block the view of the north side of the building.

But council planning officers ruled that as the view was already partially obscured, the extension would only result in “less than substantial harm” to the building. They also said the new block would be a “benefit to the community.”

Wokingham Borough: Four bed house in Remenham (231857)

A four bedroom detached house could be built on Wargrave Road in Remenham after it was awarded planning permission.

The plans also include a boat house to sit by Hennerton Backwater. Several neighbours wrote to Wokingham Borough Council’s planning department to support the plans, saying that they would be an “improvement” on the current house.