The number of homes to be built on a planned new cul-de-sac in Binfield could be increased to 33 – up from 27 – after developers got permission for the new plans.

The cul-de-sac of 33 homes could be built on a former tennis court used by 3M workers in Binfield, under plans by developers Wooldridge Development.

The proposal replaces previous plans for 27 homes on the same site, which were approved in August last year, and could house up to 100 people.

The cul-de-sac would be built off Turnpike Road, just to the east of the 3M centre and next to Challis Place.

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A statement to Bracknell Forest Council by Progress Planning agents says the land once housed tennis courts, a pavilion and parking used by staff at the 3M technology company. It adds that this has been discussed for years.

Cars will be able to access the new street from Turnpike Road, while pedestrians and cyclists will also be able to enter from Cain Road, just to the south.

Eight of the homes will be marketed as “affordable,” meeting Bracknell Forest Council’s requirement to reserve 25 per cent of all major developments for affordable housing. This is up from seven affordable homes in the previous plans.

Bracknell Forest Council’s planning department granted permission to the scheme on Thursday, October 19.