Meanwhile, in the town centre, a plan has been submitted that would see the short-lived Chipstar takeaway taken over by another business.
Not far from that, the owners of the huge former Three office building near the train station has applied to add two floors to the building to transform the upper floors into apartment hotel rooms.
You can view the applications featured by typing the reference number in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
New signs and advertising KFC approved (220073)
New signs and advertising for the KFC at Reading Retail Park in Oxford Road have been approved.
The fast good giant has won consent for replacement advertising on the building, including the painting of a new black colonel sign and chicken artwork on the side of the building.
Meanwhile, KFC has a separate plan reference 220072, still under consideration, to replace staff parking with an extra drive thru ordering line to process more orders.
Plan to create 100 apart-hotel rooms on top of Great Brighams Mead (230745)
A plan to add floors to Great Brighams Mead has re-emerged.
Previous bids to add storeys to the building to create 72 apartments on new floors have been rejected by the council’s planning department.
This time, building owners Kings Oak Miami LLP have applied to add two floors to create 100 apart-hotel rooms.
The council has granted consent for the conversion of the existing building into 110 apartments, so if the latest plan is approved, Great Brighams Mead would contain a mix of permanent and temporary accommodation.
Chipstar takeaway to be replaced (230853)
A company called Waba has applied to take over 3 Broad Street, the property that was occupied by the short-lived Chipstar takeaway.
Plans show the Chipstar branding replaced with a lime green shopfront with Waba lettering. Planning documents do not appear to state what food Waba specialises in.
There is a WaBa Grill with locations in California and Arizona which specialises in tacos and rice boxes.
Changes to replacement homes plan (230391)
The developer in charge of a project to replace a house with 10 apartments has applied to make changes.
A landowner won approval to replace 18 Parkside Road in Southcote last September with the approval being passed to Darcliffe Homes to implement.
The house has already been demolished, with Darcliffe Homes wanting to make adjustments to the replacement building, which will contain one, two and three bed apartments.
The developer has undergone a design review with proposals to change the window design, external materials, roof, a proposal for a new vehicular gate, and the relocation of the cycle store.