The four Bracknell Forest sites are expected to accommodate 3,343 homes
A total of 3,343 houses could be installed in the BRACKNELL area over the next few decades after the plans are submitted.
The local plan for the emerging forest of Bracknell was tabled on Monday, May 17 and will set the planning program for the borough until 2037.
The local plan identifies four locations for major developments in the Bracknell Forest: Peel Center and The Point, Beaufort Park, Derby Park in Crowthorne, and Jealott’s Hill in Warfield.
The plan will now be forwarded to the Government Planning Inspectorate, which will carry out an independent review.
Once the inspector has completed his review of the plan, he will return a report to the Bracknell Forestry Council recommending whether or not he can adopt the plan. Typically, changes are recommended for adoption of the plan, known as “major changes”.
Here are the plans that could change the face of Bracknell Forest mentioned in the local plan:
Redevelopment of the Peel center
The biggest development in Bracknell itself is the local plan’s vision for the center of Peel and the point in the city center.
The Bracknell Forestry Council has indicated that 900 houses can be built on the site, which currently serves as a business park.
Of these homes, 315 were rated as affordable (35%). The plan states that 600 of these homes are to be built by 2037.
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Some of these houses would be transformed into specialized accommodation for the elderly.
A massive new supermarket will be built on the site before the Morrisons are evacuated. There will also be space for other stores and businesses on the site.
The Peel Center and The Point plans have been designated as LP 8 policy in the local plan.
New houses in Beaufort park
The local plan suggested transforming the grounds of Beaufort Park, currently made up of woods and moors, into a residential subdivision made up of 226 houses.
Much of the site would remain in the form of woodland and an appropriate area of natural green spaces (SANG).
Cars and vehicles would access the rest of Bracknell from a new road connecting Nine Mile Ride.
The Beaufort Park plan has been designated as LP 5 policy in the local plan.
Development at Derby Field
Derby Field is located at the junction of Wokingham Road and Dukes Ride in Crowthorne.
The local plan identified it as a site for a development of 217 houses.
Development of the estate would involve converting the land from its current use as a playground for a private school into a new community.
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The plan includes the construction of a Multipurpose Playground (MUGA), skate bowl or playground at the site, as well as a BLOOD to the south.
The land is located right next to Crowthorne station, and the plan is to increase station parking by 45 spaces.
Derby Field is designated as Policy LP 6 locally.
The most controversial part of the local plan is the proposal to build a 2,000-house Garden Village and a science and innovation park at Jealott’s Hill.
Of the 2,000 homes, 700 will be affordable.
The plan anticipates that by 2037, 1,350 of these homes will be completed. It is hoped that 473 of the affordable housing units will also be completed that year.
A trio of companies pushing for development say it will secure jobs for 850 people who work at the Syngenta site, a multinational agricultural science company pushing for development.
On the JealottsHill.com website, all three companies said it will provide a high quality place to live and work.
However, Save Jealott’s Hill campaign activists oppose the plan as an unacceptable loss of green space, even though BLOOD is included in the plan.
Jealott’s Hill vision designated as LP 7 policy locally.