Plans for 100 flats in four separate applications across Reading go before councillors on Wednesday (November 1) – all recommended for approval.

Hamble Residential is seeking planning permission for 15 flats in five storeys at 10 Eaton Place to the west of the town centre (pictured). The application has been scaled back from a previous plan and discussions with officers have led to further amendments to avoid conflicts with a proposal for a small hotel at the rear of The Butler public house in Chatham Street.

First Avenue Estates has applied to demolish a garage block and car repair garage and build 13 apartments on land to the rear of 303 – 315 Oxford Road.

City Wide Serviced Apartments is seeking permission for 30 flats at the site of the Curzon Club building in Oxford Road which has been empty since it closed in 2020.

And the council itself has applied to build a day centre offering social care, and 42 flats, including specialist housing, on a site on the corner of Hexham Road and Northumberland Avenue in Whitley. The scheme will incorporate 30 per cent affordable properties.

It will involve the demolition of a vacant former care home called The Willows.

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