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Katesgrove loses a crane

View down Mount Pleasant

View down Mount Pleasant

Up here on Katesgrove Hill we have grown used to the tall crane at the corner of Crown Street and Silver Street. Piece by piece it has been dismantled and loaded onto lorries. By late morning on Thursday 23 April it had all but disappeared.

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Sterling Square on Silver Street

Thomas Homes on Silver Street 26 March 2020

Thomas Homes on Silver Street on 26 March 2020

Sterling Square, on the corner of Silver Street and Crown Street in Katesgrove, has been steadily going up over the past three years. We have observed the progress on the beautifully tidy Thomas Homes site.

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A history of the Woodley Arms

Woodley Arms - February 2019

Woodley Arms – February 2019

The Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street closed in 2012 and now looks sad, abandoned and derelict as it awaits demolition. The public house was built as part of the redevelopment of Spring Gardens in the 1970s and was the pub’s third incarnation.

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Red Cow public house has a walk on role in surreal planning committee drama

The Red Cow

The Red Cow in 2016

The Red Cow public house at the corner of Southampton Street and Crown Street was mentioned at last week’s Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee. Julie Williams, RBC acting planning manager, told the committee that during the ongoing refurbishment developers had been asked to rebuild a section of wall. This was because they had laid bricks in stretcher rather than Flemish bond and, as the pub is a listed building, the method used had to be in historically appropriate.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 7 September

Thomas Homes site at the corner of Silver Street and Crown Street in February 2019

There were 12 new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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New posters go up at the junction of Southampton and Crown Streets

Fresh from winning the Best Cultural Organisation of the Year award at the Reading Cultural Awards ceremony in June, Reading International have applied new paint and new posters to the hoardings at the junction of Southampton Street and Crown Street.

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Traffic diversions through Katesgrove for repairs to crash barriers on IDR flyover

The Flyover on 28 May 2019

Reading Borough Council will start repairs on the Inner Distribution Road (IDR) flyover crash barriers on Monday 8 July. A Parcelforce lorry broke through the barriers in May and landed on the Oracle roundabout at the bottom of Southampton Street.

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Planning applications in Katesgrove and Redlands wards for the week ending 1 June

There were four new planning applications for Katesgrove and Redlands wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in Katesgrove and Redlands wards for the week ending 25 May

There were six new planning applications for Katesgrove and Redlands wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Red Lion on Southampton Street will be replaced by flats

Red Lion, Southampton Street

At the Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee on Wednesday 6 March, councillors approved plans to demolish the Red Lion public house and the small cottage next door and build a four-storey block of 11 flats on the site.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 22 December

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 1 December

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 13 October

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove and Whitley wards for the week ending 15 September

There were five new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove and Whitley wards last week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Planning application 181322 : 34-36 Crown Street

34-36 Crown Street
Reading
RG1 2SE

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Planning application 181236 : 24 Crown Street

24 Crown Street
Reading
RG1 2SE

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Planning application 181143 : 13-21 Crown Street and 22 Silver Street

Work in progress – Silver Street and Crown Street

13-21 Crown Street and 22 Silver Street
Reading
RG1 2SE

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Crown Street / Southampton Street billboards

Public Notices

Blue and white billboards appeared on Tuesday evening at the corner of Crown Street and Southampton Street. They are part of a Reading:International project ‘A Reproduction of three weeks in May 1970.’

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Planning application 180657 : Red Cow, 50 Crown Street

Red Cow Public House
50 Crown Street
Reading
RG1 2SE

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Planning application 172240 : car park to the rear of 34-36 Crown Street, Reading, RG1 2SE

Car park to the rear of
34-36 Crown Street
Reading
RG1 2SE

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