Blue Mountain
Binfield

Overview

 

Following a public exhibition held in November 2017, Linden Homes has now submitted a Reserved Matters application to Bracknell Forest Council to develop 47 homes on land at the former Blue Mountain Golf Club.

As you are likely aware, the site received outline planning permission in June 2016, which granted planning consent for 400 additional new homes. This will be delivered separately by both Linden Homes and Bloor Homes.

Linden Homes will deliver 114 homes of the 400. This will come forward in two phases. Linden Homes’ Reserved Matters proposals for the first phase of development (which this newsletter relates to) seek to develop the site with an attractive mix of 47 homes.

The Reserved Matters application seeks permission for the design details of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping that were reserved for future agreement by the Council.

As part of its pre-application engagement with the local community, Linden Homes arranged a public exhibition at which the proposals were available to view, prior to the submission of a Reserved Matters planning application.

The consultation as held:

On: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

At: St Mark's Church Binfield, Popeswood Road, Binfield, RG42 4AH

Between: 3.30pm and 7.30pm

At the event, members of Linden Homes’ project team were on hand to discuss the proposals and answer questions.

If you were unable to attend, please view the exhibition boards here.

Should you have any questions about the proposals or if you require any additional information at this stage, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the project team on our freephone information line.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: RG42 4EX

Location

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Layout

Linden Homes’ Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development seeks permission for:

An attractive mix of 47 new homes, comprising:

  • 2 x 1 bed homes
  • 8 x 2 bed homes
  • 21 x 3 bed homes
  • 11 x 4 bed homes
  • 5 x 5 bed homes

Of the 114 homes across Linden Homes’ first and second
phase 25% are proposed to be classified as affordable
housing, of which:

  • 70% will be affordable rent; and
  • 30% Shared Ownership

A total of 125 parking spaces across the first phase, equating to an average of 2.7 spaces for every home. This is higher than the Council’s parking requirement.

Benefits

The development of this scheme would deliver a number of important benefits to the local community and Bracknell Forest Council, including:

  • Financial contributions towards local services and infrastructure through the Community Infrastructure Levy. This is likely to be circa £485,000 for Linden Homes’ first phase of development.
  • On site community open space and open space to include a children’s playground.
  • Significant investment into the local economy through the development of the site.
  • The provision of much needed affordable housing for local people.
  • A development of 114 homes would result in New Homes Bonus payments to Bracknell Forest Council totalling circa £40,600 over a four year period. This money is provided un-ringfenced.
  • The creation of a number of new jobs during the construction period. A development of 114 homes would require a workforce of 171 people*.
  • Opportunities for local people seeking apprenticeships in the building industry.
  • Highly energy efficient homes using the fabric first approach, helping to reduce the cost of utility bills.


* Professor Michael Ball, Reading University, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output (2005)

 

Following a public exhibition held in November 2017, Linden Homes has now submitted a Reserved Matters application to Bracknell Forest Council to develop 47 homes on land at the former Blue Mountain Golf Club.

As you are likely aware, the site received outline planning permission in June 2016, which granted planning consent for 400 additional new homes. This will be delivered separately by both Linden Homes and Bloor Homes.

Linden Homes will deliver 114 homes of the 400. This will come forward in two phases. Linden Homes’ Reserved Matters proposals for the first phase of development (which this newsletter relates to) seek to develop the site with an attractive mix of 47 homes.

The Reserved Matters application seeks permission for the design details of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping that were reserved for future agreement by the Council.

As part of its pre-application engagement with the local community, Linden Homes arranged a public exhibition at which the proposals were available to view, prior to the submission of a Reserved Matters planning application.

The consultation as held:

On: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

At: St Mark's Church Binfield, Popeswood Road, Binfield, RG42 4AH

Between: 3.30pm and 7.30pm

At the event, members of Linden Homes’ project team were on hand to discuss the proposals and answer questions.

If you were unable to attend, please view the exhibition boards here.

Should you have any questions about the proposals or if you require any additional information at this stage, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the project team on our freephone information line.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: RG42 4EX

Go to Google Maps

Linden Homes’ Reserved Matters application for the first phase of development seeks permission for:

An attractive mix of 47 new homes, comprising:

  • 2 x 1 bed homes
  • 8 x 2 bed homes
  • 21 x 3 bed homes
  • 11 x 4 bed homes
  • 5 x 5 bed homes

Of the 114 homes across Linden Homes’ first and second
phase 25% are proposed to be classified as affordable
housing, of which:

  • 70% will be affordable rent; and
  • 30% Shared Ownership

A total of 125 parking spaces across the first phase, equating to an average of 2.7 spaces for every home. This is higher than the Council’s parking requirement.

The development of this scheme would deliver a number of important benefits to the local community and Bracknell Forest Council, including:

  • Financial contributions towards local services and infrastructure through the Community Infrastructure Levy. This is likely to be circa £485,000 for Linden Homes’ first phase of development.
  • On site community open space and open space to include a children’s playground.
  • Significant investment into the local economy through the development of the site.
  • The provision of much needed affordable housing for local people.
  • A development of 114 homes would result in New Homes Bonus payments to Bracknell Forest Council totalling circa £40,600 over a four year period. This money is provided un-ringfenced.
  • The creation of a number of new jobs during the construction period. A development of 114 homes would require a workforce of 171 people*.
  • Opportunities for local people seeking apprenticeships in the building industry.
  • Highly energy efficient homes using the fabric first approach, helping to reduce the cost of utility bills.


* Professor Michael Ball, Reading University, The Labour Needs of Extra Housing Output (2005)