Plans for hundreds of houses in two major developments in Crowthorne and Wokingham have been given the go-ahead. You can read more about them in this week’s roundup of planning decisions 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: 111 houses in Crowthorne (22/01043/REM)

Construction of a 111-home development in Crowthorne is a step closer to beginning after planning officers approved the design and layout of the neighbourhood.

The project is one phase of the much bigger 1,000-home Bucklers Park development to be built on the site of the Transport Research Laboratory south of Nine Mile Ride. This was originally granted “outline” planning permission in 2015.

But “reserved matters” including specific details of design and layout of each phase of the development also need planning permission before construction can go ahead.

This 111-home section – known as phase 5a – is a mix of five, four and three-bed houses and two and one-bed flats, with one main road and five side streets.

Wokingham Borough: 234 homes in Wokingham (222098)

The design and layout of part of a major housing development in Wokingham has been approved by planning officers.

Plans for around 760 homes on a site known as Matthewsgreen Farm, on Matthewsgreen Road, were first given “outline” approval in 2015. But specific design and layout plans also needed “reserved matters” approval.

The plans approved on Monday, October 23, are for the layout of 234 of those homes encompassing three phases of the development.

When completed, the entire development will include 60 assisted living homes, a shopping centre, a primary school and areas of open green space.

Bracknell Forest: Warehouse at Bracknell Gate (22/00879/FUL)

A former office building at the Bracknell Gate business park could be demolished and replaced with a warehouse after developers were granted planning permission.

Plans submitted on behalf of Angle Property are to demolish the RSA House building and replace it with a warehouse with some office space as well as car and cycle parking and some new trees.

Bracknell Forest: Truckers’ cafe (23/00571/LDC)

Owners of a cafe in a portable cabin will be allowed to stay at a Bracknell lorry park after getting confirmation that this will be lawful.

Hot Snacks has been at the lorry park in Downmill Road for at least ten years – meaning it is now considered “lawful development”.

Bracknell Forest Council had already granted it temporary planning permission for five years in 2018.