Changes to a Warfield housing development, and a rotting clubhouse 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: new bedrooms for major housing development (24/00101/NMA)

Berkeley Homes has been given permission to add new bedrooms to already-approved plans at a major housing development in Warfield.

Some 39 homes to the north of Harvest Ride and east of West End Lane were approved as ‘phase 10’ of the huge 750-home Warfield development in October 2022.

Now Berkeley wants to add extra bedrooms to two of the flats in the plans. Plots 18 and 19 were approved as one bed flats. Bracknell Forest Council allowed it to change the approved plans on Tuesday, May 7.

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Bracknell Forest: new playground (23/00815/FUL)

Children living at the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy could soon get a new playground and upgraded basketball courts.

The academy wants to install a ‘forest trail’ of balancing, swinging and climbing equipment on a housing estate towards the rear of the academy’s campus.

And an existing football and basketball court will get an upgrade with a ‘sports wall’ of panels that balls can be bounced off.

The plans are to build the trail at the intersection Range Ride and Woodside on the grounds of the military academy. They were approved by Bracknell Forest Council on Wednesday, May 8.

Wokingham Borough: new clubhouse (240976)

Hurst bowling club could get a new clubhouse if plans submitted to Wokingham Borough Council are approved.

Plans submitted to the council say the club at Church Hill needs new accommodation if it is to continue and welcome new members. It says the current clubhouse – which could be 150 years old – is rotting.

A planning statement on behalf of the club says: “There is an ongoing need for new accommodation to allow the bowling club to continue to operate and welcome new members. However, the current clubhouse is in a poor state of repair and suffers from water damage.

“The existing clubhouse is a timber structure that is assumed to be at least 150 years old. Over the recent years all that could be done to the building is to slow the rate of decay, as some of the timber has rotted.

It adds: “It is proposed to replace the existing clubhouse to allow for continuation of legacy of bowling on the site that spans from the 18th century.”