Last updated:

26th October 2023

Progress map and further information

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Reserved matters applications

We have received 14 separate reserved matters applications which fall under the overarching outline planning applications for 3,500 homes. Of the 1,218 homes that have been approved through reserved matters applications, over 550 homes were occupied in March 2020.

Observer Way

The new relief road, Observer Way, opened to traffic in November 2020 and connects the A327 Reading Road to the A327 Eversley Road, taking traffic around the villages of Arborfield and Arborfield Cross. 

New District Centre design brief underway

The District Centre design brief has been submitted and is currently under review. This document provides a high level vision of the uses and access into the District Centre adjacent to the Bohunt School.

Progress map and planning applications

To view planning applications, make a note of the application number on the Arborfield Garrison major development progress map and use our planning application search

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    Future development of the borough

    With a lot more housing needed in the borough in the years ahead, we are currently working on our blueprint to ensure the new homes are built in the right places and come with the right schools, roads and facilities.

    Updated national government policy provides a standard method of calculating the minimum number of homes that each council should plan for. In order to ensure these homes are properly planned, we are updating our Local Plan, which will set the principles of where and how the homes and other development should be provided.

    The Local Plan Update will be produced in conjunction with a wide range of organisations as well as with input from public consultation and engagement. To find out more about the stages and timescales of our Local Plan update, visit the Local Plan Update page.

    The parishes of Arborfield and Barkham are also working on a joint neighbourhood plan which will follow the boundaries of both civil parishes and therefore include the northern half of the major development area.

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