Plans for 153 homes in three applications go before councillors in Reading on Wednesday (May 31) – all recommended for approval.

Knowles Construction plans to demolish numbers 205 – 213 Henley Road, Caversham and develop that site, along with sections of the gardens of numbers 215 – 219 for 55 retirement properties for people aged 65 or over.

There will be two blocks which will accommodate 17 one-bedroom units and 38 with two bedrooms.

The scheme will use the access road which was built as part of the 82-unit Signature care home next door.

However, the recommended approval is conditional on a s106 agreement being signed by June 14.

At the same meeting an application to convert 44 apartments in an existing apart-hotel at 12-18 Crown Street has been recommended for approval.

The scheme, proposed by an applicant called Shall Do Crown Street, proposes only minor modifications to the flats and common areas.

A s106 agreement will need to be signed by June 30.

And in a third application to be considered at the meeting, Bellway Homes is planning 54 homes to replace the former Dee Road Fire Station. There will be 31 houses of up to four bedrooms and 23 one and two-bedroom flats.

There is no time limit for its s106 agreement.

Image (google) shows the Henley Road site. The Signature care home is to the right and the homes in line for demolition are immediately to the left.

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