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University neighbours are fed up with parking problems, HMOs, litter and public disturbance, say Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

People living near the University of Reading (UoR) think that the university and its students are causing parking problems, damaging local communities by demanding more houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), littering and causing late-night disturbances. The Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) have released the analysis of a consultation they ran this year to see what residents really thought about living next to the University.

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The changing nature of Christchurch Green

Christchurch Road parade, Reading

I’ve occupied my present home in Northcourt Avenue, Reading for 30 years, but I’ve lived in the Whitley area my whole life. In that time, I’ve witnessed a lot of change as Reading has grown and the number of people living and working in the town has followed suit. Traffic and parking issues appear to be an inevitable part of this growth.

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Northcourt Avenue asks if Reading University is a good neighbour.

Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) have launched a consultation to ask people living near the University of Reading (UoR) Whiteknights campus about their experiences of living near the university and its students.

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University’s appeal to redevelop St Patrick’s Hall dismissed

Reading University (UoR) and their property developer UPP have lost an appeal to replace much of the St Patrick’s Hall site on Northcourt Avenue with new multistorey student accommodation blocks.

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Northcourt Avenue gears up against St Patrick’s multistorey development appeal

Robert Cox, Simone Illger and John Bayes of NARA outside St Patricks New Court

Residents of Northcourt Avenue in Reading will take an active part in an eight-day planning appeal this month brought by property developer UPP to build new multistorey student accommodation blocks at the St Patrick’s site for Reading University.

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Northcourt Avenue celebrates its lime trees on Sunday 3 June

Northcourt Avenue lime trees (photo: Mary Parry).

The residents of Northcourt Avenue will be celebrating the much-loved lime trees that line their road in a street party on Sunday 3 June. The road will be closed to traffic between Ennerdale Road and Stansfield Close from 3.30pm util 6pm.

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Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association fight St Patrick’s redevelopment plans

Robert Cox, Simone Illger and John Bayes of NARA outside St Patrick’s New Court.

Residents of Northcourt Avenue are preparing to oppose Reading University’s plans to redevelop St Patrick’s Hall with new buildings described by Reading Civic Society as “almost brutal.”

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