79 Silver Street comes back to planning committee (again)

The approved application for student accommodation at 79 Silver Street will be considered again by Reading Borough Council’s planning applications committee (PAC) on 6 September, because the number of studios quoted in the application was incorrect.

The committee report states that the description of the proposal (170685) was 54 studios when actually there were 56. Two studios shown on the plans were not included in the total; one on level 2 and an accessible studio in the basement. The report goes on to say:

The applicant and your officers apologise for not spotting these discrepancies earlier.

The application had been approved at the 19 July PAC, the last before the summer break. A previous application (161805) for 65 rooms had been refused.

The recommendation to the committee is to accept the change because in all other respects the proposal is the same:

The main issues raised by the proposal in terms of its design and impact on neighbours are not affected by the change in the number of student rooms in the description. In particular it would not affect the previous advice of the transport officer given that it would remain a virtually car-free development.

The committee meeting will take place at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 6 September at the Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU and is expected to be webcast.


Links
  1. Planning application 170685
  2. 6 September planning applications committee
  3. 79 Silver Street student studios approved
  4. 19 July planning applications committee papers & webcast
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