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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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Developer appeals for the third time against Woodley Arms planning decision

The Woodley Arms

Property developer Lainston Woodley Arms LLP has appealed to the government’s planning inspectorate against the Reading Borough Council (RBC) decision to refuse planning permission to demolish the Woodley Arms and build student accommodation on the site.

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Woodley Arms student flat redevelopment refused for the third time

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has yet again refused planning permission to replace the redundant Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street with a block of student flats.

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Woodley Arms development to be considered on 10 January

The Woodley Arms

The latest application to redevelop the site of the Woodley Arms public house as 38 student studios (171893) will be considered at the Reading Borough Council (RBC) planning applications committee on Wednesday 10 January.

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Woodley Arms gets a mention at planning committee

The Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street was not on the agenda of the 8 November Reading Borough Council (RBC) plannning applications committee but still got a mention.

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Planning application 171893 : The Woodley Arms, Waldeck Street

The Woodley Arms
Waldeck Street
Reading
RG1 2RF

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Rescued!

Trophies celebrating the achievements of Woodley Arms sports teams have been rescued from the pub on Waldeck Street which closed in 2012.

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Woodley Arms public consultation 15 June

Developers have convened a public consultation on the future of the Woodley Arms site on Thursday 15 June at 4pm – 7pm.

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Second appeal on Woodley Arms development dismissed

Central government’s Planning Inspectorate has once again refused an appeal to redevelop the Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street into student flats.

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Woodley Arms developers raise second planning appeal

Front of Woodley Arms on Waldeck Street

Developers who wish to demolish the Woodley Arms and replace it by a block of student flats have appealed to the Planning Inspectorate against Reading Borough Council’s refusal to allow planning permission. This is the second appeal in relation to development on this site.

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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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Planning application 162047 : 68 Waldeck Street

68 Waldeck Street
Reading
RG1 2RE

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