New Development

Plan showing the land for the new neighbourhood in Warfield, divided into four areas (source: Bracknell Forest Council Warfield Supplemetary Planning Document)

Land for the new neighbourhood in Warfield, divided into four areas (source: Bracknell Forest Council Warfield Supplementary Planning Document)

Around 2,200 new homes have been planned for the parish of Warfield, for development between 2014 and 2026 in a new neighbourhood north of Whitegrove, Lawrence Hill and Quelm Park. The first 27 homes, in area 4, are almost complete, and development of a further 87 homes and new road started in January 2015.

The land on which the new neighbourhood is being developed is divided into four areas; areas 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each area, apart from area 4 which was considered too small, requires a detailed masterplan of the area to be submitted and approved before individual planning applications are considered for that area, this in order to avoid piecemeal development. An additional area A will be developed as Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG).

Warfield's New Neighbourhood - Development Areas (click on area for more information)
(source: Bracknell Forest Council Housing Trajectory)
AreaNumber of new dwellings planned/completedEstimated deliveryLocation
181402016-2022Land north of Harvest Ride, south of Forest Road/Warfield Street, east of Avery Lane, west of Maize Lane
2750-85002015-2023Land north of Harvest Ride, south of Forest Road, west of Avery Lane
345402020-2025Land north of Harvest Ride, (mostly) south of Warfield Street/Forest Road, east of Maize Lane
427272015Land at Manor Farm, Binfield Road (south of Garth Meadows)
A--2015-2020Land north of Harvest Ride, south of Forest Road (Cabbage Hill)

Background

Bracknell Forest Council has a full planning policy and guidance framework in place for the development as follows:

  1. The Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) – this identified a need for 11,139 new dwellings across the Borough for the period 2006-2026, and policy CS5 of the DPD identified the land for the comprehensive development of 2,200 dwellings and associated infrastructure in Warfield.
  2. The Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) (2013) – policy SA9 of the SALP allocates the site for the new development including 2,200 new dwellings, infrastructure (such as new primary schools and road), open space, community facilities and Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG).
  3. The Warfield Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (2012) – provides further detail on where that development will take place, in the new neighbourhood north of Whitegrove, Lawrence Hill and Quelm Park, and commits to ensuring the development will be sympathetic and appropriate to Warfield’s semi-rural nature whilst enhancing existing, important local spaces.
Illustrative concept plan showing the location of land which is to be developed in Warfield (source: Bracknell Forest Council SALP)

Illustrative concept plan for land at Warfield (source: Bracknell Forest Council SALP, file 7mb)

See Bracknell Forest Council Planning Policy for more information, including the Site Allocations Local Plan (SALP) and Warfield Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Bracknell Forest Council has now entered the more detailed part of the planning process which involves masterplanning, detailed applications and other matters.