A road connecting Bracknell and Wokingham is in this week’s round-up 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: road into Wokingham (24/00253/FUL)

A new road connecting Bracknell Forest with the south of Wokingham could be built as part of a huge housing development.

Developers Miller Homes, Kingacre Estates and Keir Ventures have applied to build a trunk road connecting Waterloo Road near the Oakwood Climbing Centre with the ‘eastern gateway roundabout’ south of Wokingham.

It’s part of plans to build a much bigger new road to connect London Road – the A329 – to the A321 Finchampstead Road in the south, serving a new development of 1,820 homes south of Wokingham.

The developers have applied to Bracknell Forest Council for planning permission as the branch road spans the boundaries between the two boroughs.

Bracknell Forest: Binfield Cricket Club (24/00092/CLPUD)

Binfield Cricket Club is allowed to extend its wicket, Bracknell Forest Council has confirmed.

The cricket club on Forest Road on the edge of Binfield village wants to add extensions to either side of its current artificial turf wicket so that it is 30 metres long rather than the current 27.5 metres. Plans say this is to bring it ‘in line with current standards’.

Bracknell Forest Council confirmed that this will not need planning permission as the extension is small in scale.

Bracknell News: A pub in Sindlesham could soon get a shisha smoking areaA pub in Sindlesham could soon get a shisha smoking area (Image: Pexels)

Wokingham Borough: Shisha smoking area (241052)

A country pub could get a shisha smoking area if plans submitted to Wokingham Borough Council are approved.

The Poachers gastro pub on Mill Lane just outside Sindlesham has applied for planning permission to put up a gazebo ‘for use as an outdoor shisha smoking facility.’

Shisha is a type of flavoured tobacco typically smoked from a large water pipe heated by hot coals.

Wokingham Borough: Plymouth Brethren church (240608)

A Christian sect has been allowed to convert offices into a place of worship just outside Riseley.

The Plymouth Brethren applied for planning permission to change the offices at Broadwater Barn on Part Lane into a church.

Wokingham Borough Council granted planning permission on Friday, May 17. The group has also applied for permission to open a members’ only shop in Three Mile Cross.