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Planning application 172240 : car park to the rear of 34-36 Crown Street, Reading, RG1 2SE

Car park to the rear of
34-36 Crown Street
Reading
RG1 2SE

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Plans to demolish the Red Lion public house and replace with flats

Red Lion Southampton Street – the pub was withdrawn from sale in advance of the advertised auction

Property developers MacNiven Quays have submitted a planning application to demolish Red Lion public house on Southampton Street, as well as the house next door to it, and replace them both with a four-storey block of flats.

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‘The Firefighters’ – location Katesgrove

Southampton Street today opposite the Huntley Boorne & Stephens Southampton Street entrance

For local historians with a penchant for photographs and films, David Cliffe’s Picture Palace to Penny Plunge may turn out to be the book of the year. Following up on the filming of A Bridge too Far on Hill Street in 1976 led to the discovery of ‘The Firefighters’.

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2 March deadline for consultation on Whitley Street lorry loading bays

Top of Whitley Street

Two goods vehicle loading bays are among the changes to waiting restrictions on Katesgrove streets included in a Reading Borough Council consultation. The deadline for responses is 2 March 2017.

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Biscuit tins at the Planning Committee

Inside the Huntley Boorne & Stevens Tin Works

Inside the Huntley, Boorne & Stevens tin works

After much public interest and a prolonged campaign it is not surprising that the first application to be heard at Wednesday 7 December Planning Applications Committee was the proposed demolition of the After Dark Club. But it is not just the club that was under threat.

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Proposal to replace After Dark Club with 10 apartments rejected

After Dark Entrance

The application to demolish Katesgrove’s After Dark Club and replace it with 10 apartments was rejected at Reading Borough Council’s planning applications committee on Wednesday 7 December.

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Environmental visual audit at St Giles Church

The next environmental visual audit (EVA) will start from St Giles Church at 10:30am Wednesday 17 February.

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Review of traffic waiting restrictions in Katesgrove

Reading Borough Council Civic Offices

Papers going to the Traffic Management sub-committee on Thursday 14 January include a review of waiting restrictions in Reading, some of which are in Katesgrove and the local area.

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