Plans to scrap a controversial major development in Warfield are being put to residents for their thoughts.

Bracknell Forest Council is asking people to have their say after proposals to build a 2,000-home “garden village” at Jealott’s Hill were dropped from its 15-year vision for the borough’s future.

Councillor Guy Gillbe – responsible for planning – said this is an “important chance” for residents to have an input over future projects.

The Jealott’s Hill garden village was originally intended to be built on land owned by agricultural research company Syngenta in Warfield.

The proposed development was included in a draft of the council’s forthcoming local plan, which sets out where new homes, businesses and facilities could be built over the next 15 years.

But after reviewing a draft, examiners from the government's planning inspectorate ruled that parts of it were “unsound”.

They suggested that the Jealott’s Hill development be removed from the plan, along with proposals for developments opposite Pope’s Meadow in Binfield and Lower Church Road in Sandhurst.

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Members of the Save Jealott’s Hill campaign were delighted when the council confirmed in July that it would follow the inspectorate's recommendations.

But Syngenta has since said that without wider development it can’t push ahead with plans to build a large laboratory that would secure its future in Bracknell Forest for years to come.

A public consultation on the changes opened on Tuesday, October 31, and people can take part on Bracknell Forest Council’s website.

Residents are being asked for their views on the proposals to drop the developments in Jealott’s Hill, Pope’s Meadow and Lower Church Road only, rather than the local plan as a whole.

Councillor Gillbe said he hoped this would be a step towards eventually getting the local plan adopted as official council policy.

He said: “We are hopeful that following this consultation, we will be able to satisfy the views of the planning inspectors and put forward a Local Plan for adoption.

“This consultation specifically relates to the main modifications recommended by the independent planning inspectors.

“It’s important to note that it is not an opportunity to raise matters that either were, or could have been, part of the earlier representations or hearings on the submitted plan. Any comments received will be passed directly to the planning inspectors for consideration once the consultation closes.

He added: “This is an important chance for residents to continue shaping our Local Plan so that ultimately we have a framework in place to guide and support the considered development of our town.”