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Christchurch Green at risk of becoming ‘devastated’ by planning decisions

Christchurch Road parade

Parade of shops on Christchurch Road

Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) chair Simone Illger told Reading Borough Council (RBC) that the Christchurch Green in Reading was being “devastated” by unsympathetic development, at the planning applications committee on 15 January. RBC nonetheless approved the change of use of the ground floor 60 Christchurch Road from a dry cleaners into a restaurant, saying that their own local plan didn’t allow them to choose otherwise.

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University neighbours are fed up with parking problems, HMOs, litter and public disturbance, say Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

Garbage at the Whitley Park Lane bus stop

People living near the University of Reading (UoR) think that the university and its students are causing parking problems, damaging local communities by demanding more houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), littering and causing late-night disturbances. The Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) have released the analysis of a consultation they ran this year to see what residents really thought about living next to the University.

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 21 October

 

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 30 September

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What’s happening in Katesgrove and Whitley from 9 September

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The changing nature of Christchurch Green

Christchurch Road parade, Reading

I’ve occupied my present home in Northcourt Avenue, Reading for 30 years, but I’ve lived in the Whitley area my whole life. In that time, I’ve witnessed a lot of change as Reading has grown and the number of people living and working in the town has followed suit. Traffic and parking issues appear to be an inevitable part of this growth.

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South Reading’s University Medical Group “outstanding” says CQC

The University Medical Group (UMG), who maintain GP surgeries on Northcourt Avenue and at Whitley Villa on Christchurch Road in south Reading, are outstanding according to the English health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Mobile libraries in south Reading

Reading has two mobile library routes that serve the south of the town every three weeks.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 3 August

There were 10 new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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The Little Owl Pre School on Northcourt Avenue is ‘good’ says OFSTED

The English office for standards in education, children’s services and skills, OFSTED, reports that the Little Owl pre-school on Northcourt Avenue is now good, after they had reported the pre-school required improvement in January 2019.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 6 July

There were eight new planning applications in south Reading this week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Northcourt Avenue asks if Reading University is a good neighbour.

Northcourt Avenue Residents’ Association (NARA) have launched a consultation to ask people living near the University of Reading (UoR) Whiteknights campus about their experiences of living near the university and its students.

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Reading Borough Council discusses alcohol licensing on Northcourt Avenue this week

Reading Borough Council will be discuss an application to sell alcohol from 92 Northcourt Avenue at the licensing applications meeting this week,

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Two University planning applications mentioned at planning committee

Under the new chairmanship of Whitley ward councillor Emmett McKenna, two University planning applications were mentioned at the first Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee of the new mayoral year.

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University’s appeal to redevelop St Patrick’s Hall dismissed

Reading University (UoR) and their property developer UPP have lost an appeal to replace much of the St Patrick’s Hall site on Northcourt Avenue with new multistorey student accommodation blocks.

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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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Planning applications in Church, Katesgrove and Whitley wards for the week ending 30 March

There were seven new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove 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

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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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 23 February

These planning applications may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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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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