Adverts for a major housing development, and an electrical substation are in this week’s roundup of planning applications and decisions at Bracknell Forest Council.

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

Bracknell Forest: new homes adverts (24/00199/A)

Developer Taylor Wimpey has applied for planning permission to put up signs advertising a new housing development in Warfield.

The housebuilder wants permission for the flags and signs that have been put up on Maize Lane in Warfield. They advertise the Willow Green neighbourhood – part of the 305 home development along Harvest Ride.

It comes after Bracknell Forest Council rapped Taylor Wimpey with an enforcement notice for signs advertising another part of the development – The Skylarks – that were put up without planning permission last year.

Council highways officers said signs at the Whitegrove Roundabout could be a distraction for drivers, and told the developer to move them.

Bracknell Forest: electrical substation (24/00198/FUL)

Developers of a new care home under construction north of Cain Road in Binfield want permission to build an electrical substation to serve it.

Plans submitted to Bracknell Forest Council say the substation would be on Turnpike Road, opposite the entrance to Coves Farm Wood.

Electricity suppliers for the new development have said a new substation is necessary according to a letter from The Design Collective Architects.

Bracknell Forest: Electric vehicle charging (24/00193/FUL)

Six electric vehicle charging bays could be installed in the car park of Bracknell Village Hotel on Bagshot Road.

IONITY – a joint venture of BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen – wants planning permission for the charging bays from Bracknell Forest Council. It is part of a partnership with the Village Hotel Club to install charging points at 33 hotels in the UK.

A planning statement from BNP Paribas says the charging points will be open to electric vehicles of any brand.

Bracknell Forest: paved-over grass (24/00074/FUL)

A homeowner has been granted retrospective planning permission to pave over some grass attached to their house.

The homeowner on Pewsey Vale in Forest Park paved over the patch of grass with permeable concrete in 2019. They said people used to park on it, not realising it was part of their property. Now they have had to apply to keep the hardstanding.

Bracknell Forest: High street flats (24/00116/PAE)

Offices above Crowthorne Insurance Services can be converted into two one bed flats, Bracknell Forest Council has ruled. The offices, at 99 High Street, were previously used by a solicitors.