Updates to a plan to replace a derelict pub in Reading and convert town centre offices into flats have been submitted recently.
Work is being undertaken to replace the Red Lion in Southampton Street with 11 apartments.
Now, the developers have submitted its plans for landscaping for the site.
Elsewhere, the owners of 11-12 Market Place are seeking high building standards for their plan to convert offices into 14 apartments.
In East Reading, the owners of a house and shop have applied to add a floor and make further additions to provide six residential units.
You can view the plans by typing the reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
Red Lion replacement plan moving ahead (221033)
Macniven Quays, which is replacing the Red Lion with 11 apartments, has submitted its landscaping plan to Reading Borough Council.
Drawings show the planting of 18 bushes and trees, a bricklayed path, five outside cycle parking spaces and a communal garden to the rear of the site for future occupants.
The pub was demolished in September 2021.
In May, applicants successfully changed the plan to get rid of the need to install solar panels and made changes to the basement, roof, and ground floor windows and doors (planning reference 220540).
Applicant seeks high building standards for town centre office conversion (221043)
The company International Mobility Ltd is seeking a Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating of ‘very good’ for its work to convert offices at 11-12 Market Place into 14 apartments.
The project also includes front and rear extensions to the fourth floor, which can be seen using planning reference 211808.
The ground floor of the building is occupied by the Stevensons school uniform shop.
BREEAM is a rating system for building works which is encouraged by local authorities.
International Mobility has now submitted its application for BREEAM certification.
Additions to house and shop in East Reading (220678)
Here, applicant Reading Foods Ltd has applied to add to 233 London Road to provide six residential units.
The building used to be the home of a Coral betting shop, and has three bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen on the first floor.
Now, the plan is to add a floor to the existing building and add a 2.5 storey new house to the rear.
Retail space on the ground floor of 233 would be retained and a total of three one bedroom homes provided in the rest of the house, with three bedrooms also being provided in the new build.
Conversion of offices into flats in Caversham (221058)
A plan to convert offices into four apartments has re-appeared.
Earlier this year, an application was submitted to convert 12 Tilbury Close in Caversham into four studio apartments (reference 220313).
However, that application was withdrawn, with a fresh but similar application being submitted by Savoys Properties Developments Ltd.
The developers are seeking to conduct the conversion without ‘prior approval’ from the council, as office conversions into homes are allowed under permitted development rules.