The owners of a huge office building in Reading that is set to be converted into apartments has applied to add two floors to create even more flats.
Great Brighams Mead, located in a prominent position on the Vastern Road/Caversham Road roundabout, is already due to be converted from offices into 110 apartments.
Now, the owners want to add two storeys to provide 72 more residential units.
Elsewhere, a property owner has applied to convert a family house into a home of multiple occupation (HMO).
You can view each plan by typing in the reference number in brackets on the council’s planning website here.
Addition of two storeys to provide 72 flats at huge office (220778)
Kings Oak Miami LLP, the owner of Great Brighams Mead has applied to add 72 apartments to the building by adding two new floors.
There is already permission to convert the building into 110 apartments, which was granted under permitted development rights in June last year.
Of the 72 new apartments applied for, 36 would be one bedroom flats and 36 would be two bedroom flats.
If the addition goes ahead, it will bring the total number of apartments at Great Brighams Mead to 182.
Conversion of house into HMO (220824)
Mabu Shaik, the owner of 11 Highrove Street has applied to convert it from a house into a HMO.
The house currently has two bedrooms, with segregated lounge, dining and kitchen facilities and an unused.
If the plan is approved, the house would have five bedrooms.
Of those, three would have en-suite shower toilets, with all tenants sharing a combined lounge dining room and the kitchen.
The aim is to let the rooms out to professionals or University of Reading students.
The house is located a 10 minute walk from the university’s London Road campus and a 15 minutes walk to the town centre.
Revised plan for car wash outside closed pub (220822)
Carwash Five Star Ltd has revised its plan for a car wash on the land of the closed Tilehurst pub The Restoration.
In April it submitted application 220514 to use the land for a temporary car wash over 18 months.
However, the plan was withdrawn after consultation as concerns were expressed with a single access for drivers entering and leaving the car wash.
Now, Five Star has submitted a new plan which involves drivers entering one way and leaving through another.
As for the pub itself, a developer submitted a plan to demolish it and replace it with 18 apartments (application 211142).
Church office plan (220650)
Stoneway Church, which currently hosts worship at Reading Town Hall, has taken over offices at Huntley House, 119 London Street.
The Church has applied for advertising consent outside its offices.
Stoneway Church is described as a non-denominational church for students, young professionals and families.