Plans for 169 homes and flexible commercial space at the site of Bracknell’s former bus station have been recommended for approval. 

Bracknell Forest Cambium Partnership, a joint venture between Bracknell Forest Council and Countryside, proposes four blocks of between six and 17 storeys on the narrow 0.53-hectare site in Market Way.

Bracknell Forest Council’s advisory planning committee has been recommended to approve the scheme ahead of its January 20 meeting.

Three of the blocks (A, B & C) will have commercial space on the ground floor with residential above while six-storey Block D will be 2,699 sq m of commercial space.

The hybrid application shows the full permission is requested for Blocks A, B and C with outline requested or Block D. Blocks B & C will adjoin one another. A breakdown shows 55 one bedroom flats, 105 with two and nine with three. Twenty-five per cent will be affordable.

The project team includes Child Graddon Lewis as architect and Montagu Evans as planning consultant.

The advisory committee has been set up as a way to allow online meetings to continue while councillors don’t wish to meet in person. If its decision goes against the recommendation a further meeting, consisting of a quorum of five members, will be held.

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