Bracknell Planning Rally: New Football Stands and Temple

A football team which has had a successful season has asked to build more seats and grandstands for the supporters.

Binfield FC has requested to welcome an additional 160 people to its Hill Farm pitch after a strong performance in the 2020/21 football season.

Meanwhile, members of Bracknell’s Hindu community want to take over the downtown offices and turn them into a temple.

Elsewhere, an application has been made to build four houses in a garden in Sandhurst, and the owner of a house in Spencers Wood wants to convert it into six apartments.

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New stands for Binfield Football Club (21/00847 / FUL)

A match at Binfield FC, which saw the team take on local rivals Bracknell Town FC. Credit: Andrew Batt

Binfield FC have requested the construction of new stands after a successful 2020/21 season.

Because Binfield FC performed well and qualified for the FA Vase Trophy final at Wembley, the club were promoted to a higher rank under Football Association ground rules.

This effectively means that the club need to upgrade their viewing facilities for fans.

Therefore, Binfield FC requested the construction of a 50-seat stand and a 110-fan stand to meet these requirements.

Bracknell News: The existing grounds of Binfield FC at Hill Farm Lane.  Credit: Binfield FCExisting grounds of Binfield FC at Hill Farm Lane. Credit: Binfield FC

The club also said they need to expand their canoe area to 10-12 people.

If approved, it would mean the club could accommodate 150 fans. You can see the stand designs in the gallery above.

Binfield FC play in the Ismithian League South Central, where they currently occupy fourth place.

Office conversion to Hindu temple in downtown Bracknell (21/00805 / FUL)

Bracknell News: Whynscar House in Grenville Place, in downtown Bracknell, which could be converted into a Hindu temple.  Credit: Google MapsWhynscar House in Grenville Place, downtown Bracknell, which could be converted into a Hindu temple. Credit: Google Maps

The Hindu community of Bracknell has requested the conversion of Whynscar House in Grenville Place into a Hindu temple and cultural center.

If approved, the temple will be dedicated to Shri Vankateshwara Balaji.

Vankateshwara is one of the incarnations of Vishnu, a supreme being and the creator god of the Hindu faith.

Whynscar House was listed as ‘for sale’ on the Realla property website, for an asking price of £ 895,000.

Raella mentions that Whynscar House is Grade II listed.

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It currently has a total of 11 offices, six of which are on the ground floor and five on the first floor. It also includes a kitchen, storage and toilet.

The Hindu community wants to convert the building into a permanent temple including spaces for offices, yoga practices and community halls.

Community planning consultant Kay Collins said the center will be open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays. , the busiest day being Saturday for worship.

The center would have a maximum of seven staff, including two priests, a receptionist, an administrative assistant and up to three volunteers.

Plan for four three-bedroom semi-detached homes in Sandhurst (21/00837 / FUL)

Bracknell News: 92 College Road, Sandhurst.  The owners want to build four semi-detached three-bedroom houses on their land.  Credit: Google Maps92 College Road, Sandhurst. The owners want to build four semi-detached three-bedroom houses on their land. Credit: Google Maps

Bancroft Developments Ltd has requested the construction of four three-bedroom semi-detached houses on land at the rear of 92 College Road in Sandhurst.

The houses would be built in the garden of the existing property, with new access from Academy Place.

One of the houses would include an open concept kitchen and dining room and an office.

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The other three houses would also have a combined kitchen and dining area.

You can view the access plan, elevations and floor plans of the new homes in the gallery above.

Oddly enough, a separate developer, Miscombe Developments Ltd, already has approval to build five apartments on the site, which was approved on December 18, 2020. You can view the approved plan using reference 17/00754 / FUL.

Plan to transform the building near Wokingham Equestrian Center into a home (Wokingham app 213183)

Coach House in Wokingham. Credit: Mark Leedale Planning” alt=”Bracknell News: The floor plan of The Coach House in Wokingham. Credit: Mark Leedale Planning” class=”editor-image”/>The floor plan of The Coach House in Wokingham. Credit: Mark Leedale Planning

Here the applicant, Mrs Gaye Crowther, requested the conversion of the Coach House near the Wokingham Riding Center into a house.

The Coach House is currently used as storage.

A floor plan of the house shows that it could have a living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and a bedroom, toilet and office on the first floor if permission is granted.

The equestrian center is located near Lucley Road, on the outskirts of Wokingham.

Converting a house into six apartments in Spencers Wood (Wokingham app 213117)

Bracknell News: Walford House, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood.  Credit: Google MapsWalford House, Basingstoke Road, Spencers Woods. Credit: Google Maps

The applicant, Mrs Harpinder Gill, has filed an application to convert the Walford House at Basingstoke Road from a four bedroom house to six apartments.

The conversion of the house would involve the construction of a dormer that spans the full width of the back of the house and two new dormers in the front that would provide bathrooms for two future tenants.

The ground floor would consist of a three-bedroom apartment and a two-bedroom apartment. The first floor would have two two bedroom apartments and there would be two one bedroom apartments on the second floor.

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It is understood that parking will be provided at the front and at the back of the house. You can see the proposed elevations for Walford House in the gallery above.

Walford House has an extension which houses the Day Lewis Pharmacy. It is understood that the pharmacy would remain in operation during and after the transformation.

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