Plans to cut down ancient trees in Warfield, and listed building home repairs 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: Whitegrove Copse (23/00277/TRTPO)

Fourteen protected trees could be felled at Whitegrove Copse – an ancient woodland on Harvest Ride in Warfield – as they are dead or deteriorating.

Bracknell Forest Council officers say the trees – mostly ash, one elm – are affected by ‘dieback.’

But they first need permission from the council’s planning department before they can carry out the work, as the trees are protected by a tree preservation order.

Bracknell Forest: Leisure centre car wash (23/00276/FUL)

Plans to move a car wash at Bracknell Leisure Centre closer to Bagshot Road have been refused.

Big Leisure Car Wash currently operates towards the rear of the car park at Bracknell Leisure Centre. Owners wanted permission to move it towards the north east corner, closer to Bagshot Road.

But Bracknell Forest Council planning officers refused planning permission. They said the scale and layout were too prominent and out of keeping with the surrounding area, that owners hadn’t shown it wouldn’t have a detrimental on road or pavement users, and on trees.

Bracknell Forest: marketing suite at Bracknell Beeches (23/00570/T)

Developers Weston Homes have been given permission to keep temporary a sales and marketing suite at Bracknell Beeches, where work on new town centre flats are already underway.

The marketing suite, which has already been built, is on the site of the Bracknell Beeches development, on the southern side of Bracknell train station. When completed the development will include 349 one and two bed flats across seven buildings.

Wokingham Borough: listed building repairs (231918, 232805, 232278, 232299)

Home repairs at four listed buildings throughout Wokingham Borough have been approved.

Owners of Old Rectory Cottage on Fleet Hill in Finchampstead have permission to repair their roof tiles, while those at 1 Church Cottages in Barkham are allowed to repair or replace windows.

Work at The Old Cottage on Pearson Road in Sonning includes cleaning historic timber and masonry and installing insulation, where a separate application for conservation work has also been approved.