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Planning and building control applications in south Reading for the week ending 15 February

Looking west down Ennerdale Road

Looking west down Ennerdale Road

There were seven new planning and building control 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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 8 February

Red Lion January 2020

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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Boundary commission proposes big changes to Reading electoral wards

LGBCE draft recommendations for Reading.
Map contains Ordnance Survey data (c) Crown copyright and database rights 2018.

England’s Local Government Boundary Commission (LGBCE) has proposed big changes to Reading’s electoral wards. The town’s residents have until 13 April to give their opinion before the LGBCE present their final recommendation on 1 September. If they go ahead, the boundary changes will affect all wards in Reading except Park.

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Gritters and grit bins plans for winter 2019-20

Alpine Street grit bin in the sun July 2019

Katesgrove’s VIP grit bin tuned in to the webcast from Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee on the evening of 20 November to find out about the gritter and grit bins plans for this winter.

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Council gets £3 million to complete Green Park railway station

Proposed Green Park railway station building

Proposed Green Park railway station building. Image (c) Reading Borough Council

Reading Borough Council (RBC) has secured £2.4 million from the central government’s new stations fund and £550,000 from Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s local growth fund for completing Green Park railway station. This new station on the Basingstoke line in the south of Reading is now budgeted to cost just over £20 million and is scheduled to open in winter 2020.

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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at planning applications committee this week

The old Whitley Library building has now closed

Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

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Friends of the IDR respond to the RBC transport consultation

The Black History Mural and the IDR

The Whitley Pump asked Reg Vastern-King, chair of the Friends of the IDR (Inner Distribution Road), what he thought about the Reading Borough Council (RBC) consultation on transport strategy; he was not impressed. “I just don’t understand,” he said “how can you carry out a transport strategy consultation which does not even ask how you feel about the IDR?”

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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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Planning applications in south Reading for the week ending 27 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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Planning applications in Church, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 18 May

There were five new planning applications for Church, 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 Katesgrove, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 20 April

There were six new planning applications for 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, Minster, Redlands and Whitley wards for the week ending 13 April

There were 17 new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove, Minster, 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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Reading Borough Council discusses south Reading at planning applications committee this week


Reading Borough Council will be discussing issues in south Reading during planning applications committee next week.

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Winter flocks on Coley meadows

A murmuration of starlings at Gretna. Photo: Walter Baxter via Wikimedia Commons

Flocks of birds are a phenomenon that have always intrigued me. Watching how different birds go about it has fascinated me all my life. There are those obscure little flocks of twittering tits that flit about the hedgerows in winter, and there are those massive and spectacular starling murmurations that fill the dusk skies with choreographed magic.

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Interview with Tony Page, deputy leader of Reading Borough Council (part one)

Tony Page has been a councillor for 45 years and is lead councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport and deputy leader of Reading Borough Council. The Whitley Pump interviewed him at the beginning of December at the Civic Offices on Bridge Street and we started with a local topic.

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Planning applications in south Reading during the week ending 10 November

These planning applications 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 15 September

There were five new planning applications for Church, Katesgrove and Whitley wards last week. They may be discussed at one of the next Reading Borough Council planning applications committees.

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Introduction to “a walk around Reading’s IDR”

The IDR as it was intended to be built at the time that Stage I was under construction.

The Whitley Pump is leading a walk around Reading’s Inner Distribution Road (IDR) as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days in September. Reading’s post-war history, in which it transformed from a primarily industrial to a retail town, circle the IDR like the IDR circles the town centre.

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Planning application 181206 : Verizon, Reading International Business Park

Verizon
Reading International Business Park
A33 Relief Road
Reading
RG2 6DA

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Reading Riverside is taking shape fast


Here at the Whitley Pump, we have been keeping an eye on the development of the old Lok n’Store site, just over the Kennet in Minster ward.

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