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Blake’s Lock Sewage Pumping Station to get new doors and windows

Engine House and Screen House at Blake's Lock

Engine House and Screen House at Blake’s Lock

Thames Water have submitted an application for listed building consent to replace the doors and windows on the sewage pumping station at Blake’s Lock. Town centre sewage is pumped from here to the sewage treatment works in Whitley.

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Planning permission submitted for internal repairs to a flat in Albion Terrace

Albion Terrace is a listed Grade II* terrace on London Road, Reading that is also within the Kendrick Conservation Area.  A planning application has been submitted for internal repairs following water damage to one of the flats.

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 3 April

Woodley Arms car park 30 March 2020

Proposed site of archaeological investigation work in the Woodley Arms car park

There were seven new planning and building control 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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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 28 March

Whitley Pump 1923

Whitley Pump 1923 – in the background Christchurch Conservation Area

There were 21 new planning and building control 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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Not another Woodley Arms planning application!

One day all of this could be two blocks of student accommodation

Lainston Woodley Arms LLP (LWA) have submitted yet another planning application for the Woodley Arms site. This is an amendment to the approved application to build two blocks comprising 38 units of student accommodation. The proposal would enlarge the footprint of block 2 and reconfigure the accommodation in each block without increasing the number of units.

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 21 March

Former Car Park East Street - student accommodation under construction

Former Car Park East Street – student accommodation under construction

There were 10 new planning and building control applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees which are subject to change and alternative arrangements during the coronavirus epidemic.

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Social Distancing Day 1: a walk to Fobney Island

Fobney Island Wetland Nature Reserve

On 23 March the Government published stricter guidance on staying at home and away from others that superseded the advice in place at the time of writing on 18 March.

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 14 March

There were 13 new planning and building control 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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Reading rivals Southend in bid for city status

Southend Pier on a wet day in 2016

The MP for Southend West, Sir David Amess, is determined to see Southend granted city status. He is so determined that he secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on the subject before MPs left Parliament for Christmas on 20 December. Reading, like Southend, lost out in 2012 when three new cities were created as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 7 March

Gillette pano Feb 2017

Gillette in February 2017 before work started

There were 2 new planning and 22 building control 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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Decking over the IDR – a conversation with Reg Vastern-King

Hexagon, Broad St Mall and Fountain House

Hexagon, Broad St Mall and Fountain House

Reg Vastern-King chair and founder of the Friends of the IDR had watched the events unfolding at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee when the proposal to build four residential towers at Broad St Mall was discussed. I met Reg at his favourite hostelry, the Reindeer on Southampton Street to ask him what he thought about it all.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 29 February

There were six 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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 22 February

Kendrick School

Kendrick School

There were six 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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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 15 February

Looking west down Ennerdale Road

Looking west down Ennerdale Road

There were seven new planning and building control 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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 8 February

Red Lion January 2020

There were eight 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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Council discusses partial demolition and redevelopment of 43 London Street

London Street Dental Surgery

London Street Dental Surgery

Reading Borough Council (RBC) will discuss the partial demolition and redevelopment of the former dental surgery at 43 London Street at the RBC planning committee on 5 February. Council officers recommend that the redevelopment proceed subject to legal agreement.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 1 February

There were 10 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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 25 January

There were five 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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 18 January

There was one new planning application in south Reading this week. It may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Christchurch Green at risk of becoming ‘devastated’ by planning decisions

Christchurch Road parade

Parade of shops on Christchurch Road

Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) chair Simone Illger told Reading Borough Council (RBC) that the Christchurch Green in Reading was being “devastated” by unsympathetic development, at the planning applications committee on 15 January. RBC nonetheless approved the change of use of the ground floor 60 Christchurch Road from a dry cleaners into a restaurant, saying that their own local plan didn’t allow them to choose otherwise.

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