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)
|Area||Number of new dwellings planned/completed||Estimated delivery||Location|
|1||814||0||2016-2022||Land north of Harvest Ride, south of Forest Road/Warfield Street, east of Avery Lane, west of Maize Lane|
|2||750-850||0||2015-2023||Land north of Harvest Ride, south of Forest Road, west of Avery Lane|
|3||454||0||2020-2025||Land north of Harvest Ride, (mostly) south of Warfield Street/Forest Road, east of Maize Lane|
|4||27||27||2015||Land at Manor Farm, Binfield Road (south of Garth Meadows)|
|A||-||-||2015-2020||Land north of Harvest Ride, south of Forest Road (Cabbage Hill)|
Bracknell Forest Council has a full planning policy and guidance framework in place for the development as follows:
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
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.