The organisers of a huge Christmas party event are preparing to set up a huge circus at one of Reading’s parks this year.
The Best Parties Ever company has applied to build a temporary circus for its Dream Circus event to round the year off with a bang.
Meanwhile, in East Reading, a plan has been submitted to convert a house of multiple occupation (HMO) into self contained flats, and a homeowner wants to convert an annexe into a home.
In Tilehurst, there’s a plan to change a shop into a beauty salon and training academy.
You can view the plans by typing the reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
Christmas party organisers to set up huge marque (221544)
The Best Parties Ever events are a regular fixture of the Christmas calendar in Reading, with each party they run complying to a theme.
This year’s theme is circus related.
But in order for the event to take place, the applicant Eventist Group has to apply for permission to set up in Kings Meadow.
Its plans show an events area kept within a huge marque, complete with a dinning tables for guests, three bars, a silent disco, dodgem car area and more.
The event appears to be running for 11 nights, with the weekend of December 10-11 available to book.
The land will be restored to how it was at or by 2pm on December 31.
Conversion of HMO into flats (221393)
Grade Developments has submitted a plan to convert 81 Hamilton Road, a character Victorian villa, from an eight person HMO into five flats.
Plans show existing rooms being converted into one three-bed and one two-bed flats on the ground floor, two two-bedroom apartments on the first floor, and a one-bed flat on the second floor.
Each bedroom will have a double-bed, and a total of five car parking spaces would be provided.
The plan also involves changing the coach house to the rear into a one bedroom home, which is “in a complete state of disrepair” according to planning agents.
Conversion of shop into beauty studio and training academy (221436)
Here, the applicant Aleksandra Kobysz, the CEO of the OLLA Beauty Studio has applied to take over 16a Norcot Road in Tilehurst.
Her plan is to convert the shop into a salon and training academy for budding beauticians.
The building used to be occupied by the Hayes Clifford & Co lawyers.
The unit comes with shop space, a kitchenette, toilet and store room.
Legal certificate for annexe (221352)
Riaz Chaudhri, who owns 80 Elmhurst Road, has applied for a legal certificate for the conversion of an annexe to the rear of his house into a self contained home.
The annexe is located off Marlborough Avenue and has its own doorway, with a black painted garage door also present.
Mr Chaudri’s home, 80 Elmhurst Road, is a semi-detached three storey house.