Planning applications in Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 22 September

There were 11 new planning applications for Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards last week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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A year in planning

Reading Borough Council Civic Offices

The apparently relentless drive to convert the area’s pubs, offices and vacant lots into flats and HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) continued apace this year. Some proposals, including the demolition of the After Dark Club and the Woodley Arms, were rejected, whilst others, such as the new residential care home near the Rising Sun Arts Centre, will proceed. The saving of the South Street Arts Centre was a major success in keeping Katesgrove at the front of Reading’s arts scene.

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