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A new planning application for the Woodley Arms site on Waldeck Street

Rear of the Woodley Arms 23 October 2019

Lainston Woodley Arms LLP (LWA), who have planning approval to build student accommodation on the site of the Woodley Arms public house on Waldeck Street, have submitted a new application for 38 ‘co-living units’.

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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 20 July

There were 17 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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Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street is on the market again

Woodley Arms – February 2019

More than six years after it closed its doors, the former Woodley Arms public house on Waldeck Street is on the market again at an asking price in excess of £1.25million. The site is being sold by Savills, the estate agent, as development land with planning permission for 38 student flats in two buildings .

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Student accommodation and Reading’s new local plan

The government planning inspector who examined Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) new local plan has advised that clarification is needed on the policy on student accommodation developments. The local plan will guide Reading’s planning policy until 2036, and this is the first time that Reading will have had a planning policy on development for student housing.

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Red Lion on Southampton Street will be replaced by flats

Red Lion, Southampton Street

At the Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee on Wednesday 6 March, councillors approved plans to demolish the Red Lion public house and the small cottage next door and build a four-storey block of 11 flats on the site.

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How to demolish the Woodley Arms and build student accommodation

Demolition of the Woodley Arms may not be far off, because property developers Lainston Woodley Arms LLP have submitted a construction method statement to Reading Borough Council (RBC) outlining the way in which they will carry out the demolition and the subsequent building works.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 26 January

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

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A view of Katesgrove across the Coley Gorge

Coley Park flats from the south-east

On a sunny January morning we set out for a walk to see the high rise flats at Coley Park which are a feature on our skyline on the other side of Coley Gorge.

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Woodley Arms site will become student flats


The government planning inspectorate has granted permission to Lainston Woodley Arms LLP to build 38 student flats on the site of the Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street. This follows an appeal by the developer after Reading Borough Council (RBC) refused the application (171893) in January this year.

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Owner of Woodley Arms plans site clean-up

The owner of the former Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street, Lainston Woodley Arms LLP, has told Reading Borough Council that they plan to secure the site this week.

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