Question from Katesgrove Councillor at Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Meeting

Reading Borough Council

Katesgrove Councillor, Rose Williams asked a question about the next steps in the Conservation Areas Enhancement Pilot Project at the Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committe Meeting on 5 April 2016.

Arising out of the Conservation Areas Enhancement Pilot Project, is the possibility of establishing a Conservation Area Advisory Committee (CAAC) for Reading. A draft terms of reference was included in the papers to the committee (Appendix 1).

Other towns and cities have already established CAACs, for example Kingston-upon-Thames has three CAACs.

Councillor Williams asked if a date would be set and people invited in for the next meetings. Kiaran Roughan, planning department, responded that the CAAC would be managed by the community and Councillor Page encouraged residents to engage with the CAAC.

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Katesgrove has part of three of Reading’s 15 conservation areas within its boundaries, all of which featured in this year’s Reading half-marathon (pictured):

  • Christchurch
  • Kendrick Road
  • Market Place and London Street

Katesgrove was represented at a recent conservation area workshop held by Baker Street and Neighbourhood Association (BSANA) to look at the Russell Street/ Castle Hill Conservation Area.

The Whitley Pump is on the edge of the Christchurch Conservation Area.



  1. Katesgrove represented at Conservation Area Workshop
  2. Reading’s Conservation Areas – Map
  3. Reading’s Conservation Areas – Appraisals
  4. Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee – Papers
  5. Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee – webcast