The building in Blagrave Street, which is currently occupied by Coffee Under Pressure (CUP) would be altered to provide 18 guest rooms.
The council’s planning department has also been busy approving and refusing applications recently.
It’s allowed a advertising consent for a Korean takeaway taking over a closed restaurant in the town centre, but refused a plan to build flats next to a demolished pub and historic buildings.
You can view each application by typing its reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
Transformation plan for café building (230328)
Here, the developer La Baguette has applied to create a 18 room bed and breakfast hotel at 7 Blagrave Street in Reading town centre.
Work would involve demolishing the building to the rear and constructing a new five storey building.
The front of the building would be retained, with plans for a ‘green wall’ on the façade as well.
The ground floor is currently occupied by CUP, which opened its second branch there in 2018.
Advertising for new Korean takeaway approved (230677)
The planning department has approved advertising designs for a Korean takeaway to take over the closed La De Express Turkish restaurant in the town centre.
The short-lived La De Express at 23-24 Market Place closed months ago, and is now being taken over by a Korean takeaway called The Bap, which will be opening its third branch in Reading.
The business currently has outlets in shopping centres in Swindon and Fanrborough.
Advertising consent for the address, which previously served as the Select Car Leasing offices, was granted earlier this month.
Plan for flats next to demolished pub rejected (191506)
A plan to build a four storey building containing five one-bed flats and two studio apartments next to a demolished pub and historic buildings has been rejected.
The project involved constructing the new building next to the demolished Red Lion pub and 26-28 Southampton Street, which are Grade II listed as they date back to the early 19th century.
But it was refused as the council felt that the new building would be harmful to 26-28 Southampton Street and be to close to the approved development for 11 apartments which replaces the Red Lion.
Plan to convert house into care home (230797)
The owner of a five bedroom home in Glennon Close, Southcote has applied to convert it into a care home for mothers and children.
The house would provide space for three mothers and children, with the care home being staffed by a home manager and up to six members of staff, with two full-time live in cares and four working part time.
There are no internal or external changes proposed, with three car parking spaces being provided.