Bracknell Forest Council gave the go-ahead subject to Section 106 agreements.
Arranged over 250 acres – once used for vehicle track testing, offices and industrial laboratories – the former TRL site contains a series of dilapidated, vacant 1960s buildings which are no longer fit for purpose.
Council approve plans for 1,000 homes on the former TRL site
Identified as a strategic area suitable for helping to address its housing requirements, Bracknell Forest Council allocated the site for 1,000 homes in its Local Plan in July 2013.
Nick Baker, Fund Manager at Legal & General, said: “By investing long-term capital in housing and infrastructure, we believe that Legal & General has an important role to play in helping to address the UK’s chronic housing shortage and supporting its social fabric.
“Forming just one element of this strategy, the Crowthorne proposals will re-use this previously developed site for 1,000 new homes as part of a comprehensive, well designed, mixed-use redevelopment, whilst making a significant contribution to meeting Bracknell Forest Council’s identified housing requirement.”
PLP Architecture designed the mixed-use scheme which will also include a care home, primary school, community centre and over 100 acres of public space.