Plans to build 71 homes on land to the north of Greenham Road have been recommended for approval, despite fears being raised about over development.
West Berkshire Council’s western area planning committee is due to discuss the scheme at its meeting on Wednesday night.
Developer David Wilson Homes is looking to build between Westwood Road and Water Lane on the green space that acts as the border between Newbury and Greenham.
The land has been listed for development by the council, but that was for 65 homes – six fewer than the proposal.
Newbury Town Council and Greenham Parish Council have objected to the plans, along with 26 members of the public.
Other issues raised included the impact on traffic at peak periods, increased urban sprawl and flooding fears.
But in recommending approval, principal planning officer Michael Butler wrote in a report: “There will clearly be some highways impact arising from the new housing upon the local road network.
“However, balanced against this is the ongoing need for new housing in sustainable locations in the district.”