Reading Borough Council (RBC) have proposed to enter into a development agreement with H20 Urban and the Canal and River Trust to build a 100 berth marina, hotel and pub on the A33 side of the Kennet opposite Waterloo Meadows, according to the Katesgrove Labour group.
… very excited about this project as it will give many locals employment and another housing option to live on a moored barge.
Reading planners had a number of concerns that development on this site was against environmental or sustainability policies.
The area under discussion is the easternmost part of Coley Meadows between the A33 and the Kennet. This undeveloped patch of land is frequently flooded and electricity pylons in the area have 1.8m (6 ft) concrete footings to raise them above the flood level.