Community Comments

We would love to hear from the community about why you are against the allocation of Blue Mountain Golf Course for housing development!


  • Laura Hogevold July 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Binfield and the surrounding areas are already suffering from overdevelopment and poor infrastructure. Blue Mountain Golf Course is a valued facility for the community and provides an area of open countryside for people and nature to enjoy and live in. It should never have been allocated.

  • Sue Carter July 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Blue Mountain is a well used leisure resource and provides scenic open space in an increasingly built up area. Binfield itself has a thriving football club – there is no justification for moving a town centre club to the village. We have 2 schools in the village already – do we really need a 3rd primary school and there are more suitable sites for secondary schools locally, with better road access. The local roads will be unable to cope with the increased traffic – they are already far busier than just a couple of years ago – trying to get out onto Temple Way at peak times can be extremely difficult. Please help save this lovely green space for everyone to enjoy.

  • Tony Henman July 14, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I chaired the Weston Front protest group in opposition to a so called Eco Town at Weston on the Green near Bicester and Oxford.The scheme was put forward by Central Government which was Labour at the time and would have been a disaster for the local community of about fifteen villages. The proposed was entirely without merit and I urge your local community to rally around your Blue Mountain group and support your fight in every possible way including generous financial donations.

  • Paul Ferguson July 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Building homes, schools etc on Blue Mountain Golf course is an ill conceived idea. We just don’t have the infrastructure to cope with the traffic. The roads in the Binfield area are already over crowded. Try cycling along the roads in the village and you will see what I mean. And who was it who had the ridiculous idea to put a football stadium in the middle of our beautiful village?
    Hands off our golf course.

  • Pat Constable July 19, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Why build on a green site when there are countless office blocks empty in Bracknell? Turn these into homes for workers in the town and you would save on traffic flow too because they could walk to work!

  • Claire Murphy August 21, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Agree with others: Blue Mountain is an important and highly utilised resource for Bracknell and surrounding areas already and is a vital green space amongst the concrete. We all understand that development is needed, but this area should be kept as it is for future generations as a lot of us thought it was convenanted to be.

  • Nicola Jordan August 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

    We specifically moved to Temple Park because of the surrounding green areas, particularly the golf course, we are regular users of the facilities at Blue Mountain Golf Club as well as keen cyclists. To lose this beautiful green space would be be a disaster, I have to agree with Sue Carters comment on the traffic through Temple Way.

  • David Simoes September 11, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    The proposed plans to develop the Blue Mountain golf course really are unnecessary, ill-conceived and poorly planned out; surely there are alternatives. To lose this green space would be an unmitigated disaster and we must pursue all avenues to prevent this happening. Why should all developments be considered on ‘green’ land; what about the empty office blocks that offer nothing.

  • Lis Casey September 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Blue Mountain Golf Club and the surrounding open space is an integral part of village life in Binfield village and as such MUST remain! IF it is built on there is no going back and a beautiful, well used facility and green space will be lost forever. Let us also consider the additional traffic that would be generated on roads which are over congested now! There are very many far more suitable sites which have been identified, PLUS what is happening with the 3M building? – now THAT is an eyesore that needs development – plus very many other empty office buildings. How about combining the Rugby and Football clubs together and building a purpose built stadium on the land opposite the Coppid Beach Hotel? Perfect for visiting supporters access and plenty of land for 5/6 pitches which are needed with the very many mini and junior players – this would solve the Saturday and Sunday congestion in and around the Rugby Club and give another area for residential development – has the council considered that?

  • Jayne Shrimpton October 22, 2013 at 8:31 am

    No development shoud be allowed on Blue Mountain-As per the original agreement made in 1990 which protected this land for 125 years. This agreement was legally imposed by the Bracknell Council with Luff to ensure & PROMISE to keep this area GREEN. There is NO argument which can justify the desicration of this green area. Rules & Agreements are made to protect our green spaces. Under NO circumstances should they get away with breaking them to suit their need to cover all our beautiful spaces with buildings. Which are after all, half laying idle in this area. Knock down some of these empty unused office buildings & warehouses & utilise that land. We have had enough of this area being pillaged. STOP this development & leave the area as it is supposed to be BRACKNELL FOREST………………

  • Alison Hoyle January 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Who fancy’s trying to get a petition together to take to number 10 to try to get the government to re look at the rules on building housing? The main reason the council have decided to opt to do this is because of the policies from central government, there was a time were the first port of call from new building was brown belt land first and then only after all that had been examined was green belt land considered. I walk past what use to Adastron House on the crowthorne rd on the way to school with the kids, the house has been demolished why can’t the council convert that in to flats first and there must be lots of other plots of land like that which could be used first before considering building on blue Mountain.

  • Alison Hoyle January 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    The other thing I don’t think the council has not considered with this proposed development is the additional traffic. I have 2 lovely boys which both have special needs and I am very much up for another special needs facility in the borough there are only 2 in Bracknell that I am aware of, one is kennel Lane and the other is a unit attached to Great Hollands Primary school. Most special needs children are sent to school either by bus or taxi and the extra traffic will be significant go and stand out Kennel Lane school at the 3 O’clock!

  • Jeff Allen June 25, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Ive taken the traffic issue up with both BFBC and the Department of Transport. Many North Bracknell residents commute by car to the A329, Through Ascot to the A30, to the M3 via the A329 to the M4 via Maidenhead or Windsor or the A329. The M4 is already at capacity with plans to utilise the hard shoulder from Reading to the M25 this will create significant disruption during construction (widening bridges, pull-ins for broken down vehicles, overhead signage & gantry traffic control), cross-rail will also add to traffic to Maidenhead. The five legged cross is already an accident black spot and the junction after the Stirrups public house & hotel has had at least one fatality due to poor visabilty. In essense Warfield, Binfield, Fifield etc. roads cannot cope with 11,500 new homes mainly sited to the North of Bracknell. The developments in Wokingham currently under contruction up to the A329 will further add to this problem.
    Housing without major road improvement not just “tinkering” which BFBC has proposed is folly and will blight us all.
    Clearly their is a housing need but so is more local business to mitigate commuting but empty office blocks and brownfield sites say BFBC have NOT done their homework.

  • Jeff Allen June 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    UK faces ‘significant’ shortage of farmland by 2030. Headline on BBC web-site today the story states that as our population increases by 2030 to 70M pressure from housing will create a significant shortfall in farmland and our ability to feed ourselves. Already we import 18.8BN more than we export in food.

    Still BFBC prefer NOT to build on brownfield or under utilised office / factory space like the Western Industrial Estate.

  • John Duncan June 30, 2015 at 8:42 am

    We went to the meeting yesterday at Newbold College to see the plans for the proposed development on Blue Mountain.
    We remain strongly opposed to this development on top of all the other building being carried out in the immediate area but we quite liked the school. We would prefer that there was no development at Blue Mountain and that the school was in a different location but the Parish Council seem to like the location as children could walk to school.
    The Highways officer was hopeless. He did not seem to have any idea of the congestion that will be caused by 400 houses so possibly 600 cars plus 1800 pupils being transported to school.
    There are 2 proposed access roads into the estate plus Wood Lane as access to the school all on to Temple way which we all know gets congested now and will be even worse when Berkeley homes build 2200 houses on Harvest Ride.
    If a development does eventually go ahead Wood Lane should be used as an access from the south and exit from the north to try to reduce the traffic returning to Temple Way The Highway office said that they were going to carry out a traffic survey but did not seem to have any idea
    on how to manage the hugely increased volume of traffic

  • Elaine Reynolds July 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Hello I am a resident of Wood Lane and feel shocked & heartbroken to understand that Wood Lane is going to be turned into a School driveway ! We were told by the wonderful council that it was only to be a bus lane. The deception shows what an underhand lot they are !

    I am now looking at the lane with new eyes. It is such a beautiful peaceful place and many enjoy either walking or jogging along admiring the views across open fields. It is a place to connect with nature, an escape, a place to relax. The thought of what is ahead is unthinkable.
    Why cant BFC just leave alone our beautiful country side and knock down a few of the empty office blocks scattered around the town ! I have lived in Bracknell since 1964 and suffered endless upheavals while our neighbours in Ascot sit untouched ! BFC Stop appeasing companies and for once try listening to your rate payers 7 their needs . !!

  • Ray Grant October 31, 2015 at 10:38 am

    I have been a resident of Bracknell now for some 40 years. I moved here because it represented an open space for my children to grow up in. I have seen the destruction of open space over those years which has turned Bracknell into somewhat of a Rabbit warren. The quality of life for people living here has suffered as a result. To lose this very important open area is just another nail in the coffin.

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