McDonald’s changes, tennis court refurbishments, and a new dining space for a restaurant in Crowthorne all feature in this week’s planning round up.

You can find out more about each planning application by using the application number in a search on the council’s websites.

Bracknell Forest Council: 24/00374/FUL

Developers have applied to build a new seating area in a restaurant space on Crowthorne high street.

Located at 19 High Street, Crowthorne, it was home to Triple BBBs Smokehouse, which closed it’s doors in 2023.

What the restaurant could look likeWhat the restaurant could look like (Image: Tru Plan Design Ltd)

Developers want to build a seating area surrounded by glass windows to create a bright restaurant space without diners having to feel the cold. They also want to put a garden on the roof of the property.

It’s not clear in the plans what restaurant this will be for, yet.

Wokingham Borough Council: 233130

The building of a house in Renenham has been approved by Wokingham Borough Council.

Applicants want to build a five bedroom house with parking. They had previously demolished three dwellings that existed on the site.

(Image: Cutler Architecture)

Wokingham Borough Council: 240575

Changes to Mulberry Business Park in Wokingham have been approved by the council.

The currently vacant Nigra House, formerly usedfor office spaces, will be demolished and replaced with a new building. Situated on Fishponds Road, the new building will be used for employment purposes, with car access and parking.

During the consultation period, the entity which owns the next-door Indigo Park it was ‘deeply concerned’ about the new building. Mass Holdings Ltd argued that the new building would block natural light at Indigo House. It also raised concerns that it could be used for a ‘24/7 warehouse’ type business which would result in noise disruption.

(Image: HTA Architects)

Wokingham Borough Council: 241604

An advertising application for a new Mcdonald’s fast food restaurant has been validated by the council. The new restaurant will replace the Carpetright unit in Bridge Retail Park on Finchampstead Road. This retail park is also the home to a Pets at Home and Majestic Wine.

This application contains a request to erect the well-known McDonald’s advertisement logo, a 4.5 metre ‘yellow acrylic internally illuminated “Golden Arch”’.

In May 2024 plans were approved for a change of use for the Carpetright store that meant it could be used as a restaurant or takeaway.

Bracknell Forest Council: 24/00366/LB

Tennis courts at Warfield House could be set for refurbishment after plans have been submitted to the council.

The Grade II listed building contains tennis courts which are currently in a ‘poor state of repair’.

Proposals include the installation of fencing and canopy, floodlighting and associated landscaping.