Bracknell Town FC has finally won permission for homes at its former Larges Lane ground.
The club’s plans for 117 flats is reduced from a previous plan for 126 which was rejected in March. That plan was itself a reduction from a previous proposal for 164.
But Bracknell Forest Council’s planning committee decided at its May 19 meeting the concerns, largely over parking, had been addressed and the plans for 14 one-bedroom, 89 two-bedroom and 14 three-bedroom flats, were approved.
The reduction in numbers of homes was made by removing a floor from one of the three blocks in the proposed scheme. The number of parking spaces per unit rose from 1.33 to 1.43 by the reduction and stands at 1.63 spaces per unit if the car club is taken into account.
There will be a 25 per cent proportion of affordable homes.
Cllr Vic Angell said: “I think this planning application is far superior to the one we had before us. Clearly people have heard what we had to say and changes have been made.”
The club has moved to Sandhurst FC’s ground which meets the FA requirements Larges Lane did not, but the move has meant some of its community facilities have had to go to Ranelagh School.
Cllr Angell added: “I think Sandhurst’s gain is Bracknell’s loss.”
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