The conversion of grass verges into parking spaces, and possible changes to a high-end French restaurant 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: parking spaces (23/00172/FUL)

Plans to replace two grass verges with parking spaces have been approved by Bracknell Forest Council. Housing association Silva Homes wants to replace the verges on Woodmere, Harmans Water, with three new parking spaces each.

The grass verges are opposite 25 Woodmere and next to 46 Woodmere, where an additional five spaces will also be marked out on an existing patch of concrete.

The decision comes after the council approved its own application to turn two grass verges in Great Hollands into parking spaces in December last year.

Bracknell Forest: Toyota garage (23/00835/A)

A Toyota garage on High Street in Sandhurst is allowed to put up signs with new branding.

The Inchcape Toyota dealership wants to put up a new totem pole sign at the edge of its forecourt, a new direction sign in its car park, and a new information board at the entrance to the showroom.

Wokingham Borough: L’Ortolan restaurant (232856)

Plans to convert a high-end French restaurant into a home with an annexe and restaurant have been approved. The plans are for L‘Ortolan restaurant on Church Lane in Shinfield.

However three separate applications, for changes to the internal layout and external appearance, and for the erection of a new single story extension following the demolition of the existing one, are still pending approval.

Those applications can be found using reference numbers 233180, 233190 and 233191.

Wokingham Borough: barn conversion on Nine Mile Ride (233127)

Two barns behind houses on Nine Mile Ride cannot be converted into homes, Wokingham Borough Council planning officers have ruled.

Plans were submitted to convert two buildings within the curtilage of 43 Nine Mile Ride from agricultural to residential use.

But planning officers said this can’t be allowed as the two homes would be surrounded by agricultural buildings, subject to use by commercial and agricultural vehicles.

Wokingham Borough: new home in Twyford (240255)

Plans have been submitted to build a new home on Longfield Road in Twyford.

The plans submitted to Wokingham Borough Council suggest the home would be on the corner of the junction with Hilltop Road, on the site currently occupied by 2 Longfield Road.