Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 6 April

There were nine new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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

By Simone Illger, chair of the Northcourt Avenue Resident’s Association.

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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Reading University may fund new PCSOs to deal with student misbehaviour

Reading University hosted its second community forum at the Chancellor’s building on their Whiteknights campus on 29 January. An estimated 60 people attended the forum. They complained about the anti-social behaviour of university students which included late-night noise and drunkenness, public urination, property damage and intimidation.

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University appeals council decision to refuse St Patrick’s redevelopment

The University of Reading (UoR) and property developer UPP have appealed to the Planning Inspectorate to redevelop St Patrick’s Hall on Northcourt Avenue. Reading Borough Council (RBC) refused the University’s application in February 2018. Public objections need to be submitted to the inspectorate before 18 October.

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