A digital advert screen in Crowthorne and controversial houses in Charvil 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: digital advert screen (23/00614/A)

A digital advert display screen has been allowed to be put up on the side of a building in Crowthorne – despite fears that it could distract drivers.

Bracknell Forest Council has granted permission for the screen to be attached to the side of Coats charity shop on Crowthorne High Street. But Crowthorne Parish Council asked for it to be refused ‘due to the sign being a distraction to motorists.’

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Bracknell Forest planning officers awarded permission, but on the condition that no advert should be displayed without the shop owner’s permission, and that it should endanger road users or block traffic signs.

Bracknell Forest: four detached homes in Warfield (23/00728/FUL)

Developers have been allowed to change previously approved plans to build four detached houses at Windmill Farm on Malt Hill in Warfield.

Plans to demolish agricultural barns and replace them with the new homes were approved in September 2023. But DP Architects then asked to change the plans as they wanted hedgerows instead of boundary fences.

This meant the houses’ position would have to be moved as the hedgerows need more space. Bracknell Forest Council planning officers agreed this, noting that the hedges would have an ‘ecological benefit’.

Bracknell Forest: Hindu temple in Bracknell (23/00804/FUL)

A proposed new Hindu Temple in a listed building could now also include priests’ accommodation.

The Sri Venkateswara Temple and Cultural Centre already has permission to turn Whynscar House on Grenville in Bracknell into a place of worship. New plans submitted to Bracknell Forest Council want permission for the temple to include a flat for a priest to live and work there.

Wokingham Borough: houses in Charvil (231682)

Controversial plans to build two semi-detached houses in Charvil have been approved despite neighbours’ concerns.

Under the plans, a bungalow on Bath Road will be demolished and replaced with two houses of three bedrooms each.

Some neighbours wrote to Wokingham Borough Council to object, fearing that the height of the houses would be too large in relation to others on the street.

But planning officers decided that, under revised plans, the height of the houses would ‘not appear visually jarring or out of place within the street scene.’