One of the UK’s largest park home sites is set to be extended to cater to more families and members of the older generations across Bracknell.

Warfield Park is a spacious residential park established in 1947, with a variety of family park homes set in 92 acres of parkland.

The Paddocks is a 10-acre extension to the east of the park and will include 63 new homes.

The beginning of works was marked on Friday, March 22 when the deputy mayor of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Jenny Penfold, ‘turned’ the first ground with a spade.

Several officials from the council and Warfield Park attended the ceremony to mark the beginning of the build.

Cllr Jenny Penfold said: “This project will help provide much needed housing for Bracknell not just for older people but for younger generations and families as well.

“Warfield Park is such a beautiful environment and there is a huge sense of community here – something other developers should take note of.”

There are currently over 530 park homes, with 470 privately owned and 67 homes rented.

As well as the new extension of homes, the project will also include the inclusion of a 26-acre green space which will be available for public use.

This space will be designed for families and residents wanting to relax in the fresh air, with plenty of room for activities and community use.

The first phase of the extension is scheduled to be completed in the coming months with the first homes available for occupation from this summer.

James Sumner, executive director of Warfield Park, commented that he is delighted to see the deputy mayor supporting our project: “Park homes are an increasingly popular option, especially for older generations, but also across the board. Competition for these new park homes is likely to be high as there is strong demand in Bracknell.

“To enhance the park, we have included a significant open space, almost three times the size of the new development. This will include pathways, habitat enhancement for birds, insects and small animals, ornamental and scrubland planting as well as wetland habitat improvements.”

In total, there are 92,000 existing park homes in around 2,000 licensed sites across the country.