30 December – Making sense of Reading’s residential property developments

Clarendon House (foreground) and Verto (background)

When we walked around the IDR on 16 September for this year’s Heritage Open Days, the number of new property developments along its route became astoundingly clear. In an anti-clockwise direction we first passed, on the south side of Queen’s Road, New Century Place where both blocks have recently been converted from offices to studio apartments.

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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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