A coffee shop and a kebab van are in this week’s roundup of planning applications and decisions at Bracknell Forest and Wokingham Borough councils.

You can view each one by going to the council’s planning website and searching for the application number provided.

Bracknell Forest: coffee shop (24/00132/A)

A new coffee shop and bistro could be set to open at Jennett's Park, plans approved by Bracknell Forest Council suggest.

Plans to put up signs reading ‘Jay Corner coffee shop and bistro’ at 71a Sparrowhawk Way, next to Jennett’s Park Co-op, were submitted to the council in March. The council granted planning permission on Friday, April 12.

Bracknell News: The former Co-op on Oakmede PlaceThe former Co-op on Oakmede Place (Image: Primer Olds)

Bracknell Forest: Binfield Co-op (24/00165/FUL)

An empty Co-op and Post Office could be divided into three individual shops according to plans submitted to Bracknell Forest Council.

The Co-op on Oakmede Place in Binfield closed in May 2022. At the time it was a single, large unit that also contained a post office. It had previously been three individuals shop units, and a design statement by Primer Olds surveyors says the plan is to revert the unit back to that state.

Bracknell Forest: Sandhurst burger van (24/00093/FUL)

A kebab van could sell hot food from 5pm to 1am in a layby outside Sandhurst Day Centre if Bracknell Forest Council gives all the necessary permissions.

Plans submitted to Bracknell Forest Council suggest the van would sell doner and shish kebabs as well as burgers. The owner of the van has asked for planning permission to use the land for a mobile hot food van.

But council licensing officers have said the owner will also need a street trading consent and a licence to sell late night refreshment. They have suggested the owner contacts the licensing department for advice.

Bracknell Forest: Warfield houses (23/00827/FUL)

Fears for fire and road safety were raised by Bracknell Forest Council over plans to build two cottages in Warfield.

Plans submitted to the council proposed removing storage buildings and a mobile home on land next to Brockhill Farm Cottages on Bracknell Road.

But a council highways officer said there would not be enough space for a fire engine to turn on the access road to the homes.

The officer also said pedestrians and cyclists had not been considered in the plans, and that visibility splays and measurements for the road hadn’t been provided. And he said the plans did not provide enough parking space for all residents.

The application for planning permission was withdrawn on Wednesday, April 10.