Planning officers from Reading Borough Council (RBC) have recommended that a proposed development of 65 student studios is rejected at next Wednesday’s planning applications committee (PAC).
The existing building, which houses the Christian Community Action furniture shop on the ground floor, would have been demolished and replaced with student housing.
The application (161805) was for 65 units in three and four storey buildings plus basement accommodation around a sunken courtyard.
The report, which is going to the committee because it is classified as a major application, includes comments from Councillor Rose Williams. She said that development as student accommodation was not right for this site in Katesgrove.
- Planning application 161805 : 79 Silver Street
- Planning applications committee 8 March 2017 – papers
- Reading Borough Council webcasts