New parking bays on a Bracknell street, protected trees in a Winkfield school and a children’s home in Arborfield are in this week’s roundup of planning decisions and applications in Bracknell Forest and Wokingham Borough.

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

Bracknell Forest: parking bays in Birch Hill (23/00091/COND)

Two patches of grass on a street in Birch Hill could be turned into five parking bays.

Permission was granted for one block of three spaces and another block of two to be built on grass verges on opposite sides of Latimer, a residential street. Plans suggest this would involve removing and replanting a sapling tree.

Bracknell Forest: Trees at Lambrook School (23/00227/TR5)

Two larch trees on the grounds of Lambrook School in Winkfield Row could be removed and replaced because they are dead or dangerous.

The trees are covered by a tree preservation order. But an assessment by consultancy firm RMT Tree found that one was affected by decay fungus, and the other showed signs of “dysfunctional bark and wounding” around its lower stem.

Council officers have said the trees should be replaced with two scots pines.

Bracknell Forest: Listed house in Winkfield (23/00131/LB)

Permission to replace timber window frames on a listed building in Winkfield has been refused.

BPS planning consultants said the proposed changes to School House on Lovel Road would be “minimal.” But planning officers ruled that the changes would be an “inappropriate and unsympathetic alteration that would detract from the special character” of the house.

Wokingham Borough: Children’s home (231900)

A house on Greensward Lane in Arborfield is to become a children’s home after planning permission was granted earlier this month.

The house, run by Wokingham Borough Council, will provide accommodation for up to two children – but with the intention of housing one most of the time. The council’s planning committee voted to approve the proposal at a meeting on October 11.

Wokingham Borough: Equipment storage garage (232175)

The owners of a garage in Arborfield Cross have applied for permission to use it to store traffic management equipment.

UK Traffic Management Services moved into The Old Garage on Eversley Cross in August 2022.

They say their landlord told them that the land already had permission to be used to store equipment – but have now discovered this was not the case.