NEARLY 200 extra homes could be built in Warfield after plans were sent to the council for development at Home Farm.

A proposal for the building of 197 homes, including 59 affordable houses, on land north of Forest Road, Warfield, is pending consideration after being submitted to the authority last month.

A design statement submitted by applicant Home Farm Land Ltd read: ”Bracknell Forest Borough Council are currently having difficulty in meeting their requirements under the five-year housing supply (HLS).

“These proposals will contribute a significant number of dwellings within the borough, with associated affordable housing, in a complementary way to existing development to the south of Forest Road.”

It continued: “The provision of 197 dwellings is a welcome windfall towards achieving the Borough’s HLS and the provision of 59 affordable dwellings, given the acute need for such accommodation, is a very significant benefit.”

The almost-200 dwellings are expected to be able to accommodate 462 people and the settlement would be supported by the creation of a new roundabout on Forest Road.

Most of the houses would be three-bedroom homes with 91 expected should the application be approved, while there are also plans for 38 four-bedroom homes and a further 28 two-bedroom houses.

There could be another 26 two-bedroom flats and a further 14 one-bedroom flats.

Home Farm is currently used as an equestrian facility, with paddocks and associated agricultural buildings situated on the land.

Documents showed plans for the creation of four new ponds, five new play areas and a new bus stop with a new bus service at the site.

The 11.4 hectares site is just more than 2 miles from Bracknell town centre by car but the applicant’s report suggested: “Travel times between the town centre and the site will only be reduced over the next few years as development progresses within the Warfield area with improved linkages between Forest Road and Bracknell town centre.”

Documents also highlighted up to seven trees could be removed as part of the building, four of which would require removal in the next ten years.

So far, the application has not received any letters of objection or support from residents.

The council is set to decide on the application.