Vistry Group has submitted detailed plans for 174 homes as part of the regeneration of the former Transport Research Laboratory site in Crowthorne.

The housebuilder, which incorporates Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Vistry Partnerships, hopes to deliver the homes at its Buckler’s Park location on a 10-acre parcel of land off Nine Mile Ride.

It plans a mix of one and two-bedroom flats and two, three, four and five-bedroom houses, including 17 affordable homes.

The site would form the fourth residential phase of the project to transform the TRL land, which was used for vehicle testing, research and developing innovations – such as the mini-roundabout and cycle lanes – to improve Britain’s roads and transport from the 1960s.

The wider scheme has outline permission for up to 1,000 new homes alongside a country park and community facilities.

Alix Laflin, marketing manager for Vistry Thames Valley, said: “Our Buckler’s Park location is situated to the north of the former TRL site, which forms a peaceful, edge-of-woodland setting for this new residential community.

“The masterplan for the wider scheme includes a range of amenities for residents on the doorstep plus all the outdoors has to offer at Buckler’s Forest, while there’s easy access to Crowthorne village centre and neighbouring Crowthorne Wood.

“The range of homes we are proposing has been designed to suit the needs of all types of hopeful buyers, with new one and two-bedroom apartments suited to those seeking their first home or downsizing, and two, three, four and five-bedroom houses ideal for families of any size.

“We are looking forward to being part of this project and helping to build a new community for future residents.”

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