Town centre flats and new padel courts are in this week’s roundup of planning applications and decisions 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: Flats in The Lexicon (21/01056/FUL)

Seven town centre flats could be added to The Lexicon after Bracknell Forest Council awarded them planning permission.

The flats would be built at 26 High Street, above the former Peacocks store in what is currently storage space. In total, there would be four one-bed flats, two two-bed flats and one three-bed.

Plans also include eight parking spaces for residents, 12 for shop staff, and cycle parking, at the back of the building.

Bracknell Forest: Padel courts at golf centre (23/00340/FUL)

Padel courts could be built at the Golfplex centre in Binfield, after getting approval from Bracknell Forest Council.

Four courts – two covered and two open-air – have been given planning permission, after an application by a company called Padelstars, and parking will be shared with Golfplex.

Padel is a form of tennis played with smaller, solid bats and with rules that allow players to use the walls of the courts similar to squash.

Bracknell Forest: Vehicle repair garage at The Sterling Centre (23/00483/FUL)

A new vehicle repair garage with electric charging points could open at The Sterling Centre after Bracknell Forest Council granted planning permission.

Mr Mark O’Keefe has got permission to change the use of units two and three at the business park from B1 – which is for light industry such as offices and shops – to B2, which covers garages.

Conditions say vehicles must only be repaired inside, with shutter doors rolled down, and that the business can only open between 8am and 5:30pm on weekdays, 9am and 12 noon on Saturdays, and not at all on Sundays and bank holidays

Wokingham Borough: Holiday caravan park (231960)

Permission has been granted to open a static caravan park at Farley Hill, south of Arborfield.

Ruben Reed Junior sought permission from Wokingham Borough Council to change the use of the land at Fairlands on Church Road from agricultural to a holiday park.

The plans are to house eight static caravans, with eight parking spaces, one office cabin and a washing bloc at the site as well as four bin stores.

Wokingham Borough: Stables in Binfield (232748)

The owner of three homes that were formerly stables in Binfield has applied to Wokingham Borough Council that their conversion is lawful.

The application says that the conversion should be considered lawful as the former stables have been used continually as homes for four years.