A 135-home development and a traveller site 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: 135-home development (23/00614/A)

Bracknell Forest Council says it has ‘no objection’ to plans to build 135 homes just a short drive from Bracknell town centre.

Neighbouring Surrey Heath Borough Council asked Bracknell’s planning officers for their comments on plans to build the development on Grove End in Bagshot. The site is a few minutes’ drive down the A322 from Bracknell town centre.

Planning officers said they had no objections to the plans, and the application is now set to be decided on by Surrey Heath Borough Council.

Bracknell Forest: Bedrooms in Warfield development (23/00776/NMA)

Housing developer Taylor Wimpey has been allowed to reduce the size of bedrooms in some of the planned houses at a huge 305-home development in Warfield.

Bracknell Forest Council approved the design and layout of 45 of the homes on the development between Maize Lane and Old Priory Lane in December last year.

But now Taylor Wimpey wants to change the plans to split some bedrooms in some of the houses so that it can also provide offices.

The developer says this is because there is an increased demand for spaces where people can work from home. Council planning officers okayed this on Friday, January 5.

Bracknell Forest: Electric vehicle charging hub (23/00783/FUL)

The Shell garage on Bagshot Road wants permission to replace some parking bays and one petrol pump with electric vehicle charging points.

Four charging points would be along the south of the site, and two along the west. These would replace ten customer parking bays.

Wokingham Borough: Changes to traveller site in Twyford (232125)

The owners of a traveller site in Twyford have applied for permission to move their gate closer to the road and add new tarmac.

Plans to build the site in the first place were refused by Wokingham Borough Council in June 2021. But a government planning inspector overruled this in October 2022.

The inspector agreed that it would normally be considered inappropriate development on the green belt. But they ruled that it should be approved as the council didn’t have a sufficient five year plan for new traveller sites, and that the family’s children needed immediate accommodation.

Consultants ET Planning say that the visual impact of the changes would be minimal. But neighbours and local councillors have objected, arguing that they would cause more harm to the countryside.