The old Olympia Hall in London Street, which has recently been called Shennai, will be undergo a redevelopment that will total 15 new apartments.
Elsewhere, a 5G mast in Caversham has been refused, and the first floor of a closed bank could be turned into flats.
You can view each application in this roundup by typing the reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
Olympia Hall project approved (220244 and 220245)
A project to redevelop 75-77 London Street into a housing development of 15 flats can go ahead.
The scheme was approved by the council’s planning committee on July 20, 2022, but developers Woodside had to enter into a Section 106 legal agreement with the council before work could start.
That agreement has been made, with the council officially approving the project on May 2.
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The hall to the rear of the address will be demolished and replaced with two two-storey buildings each containing six flats, with access being provided from East Street.
Meanwhile, the existing building at the front will be retained and converted into three homes.
In total, the project will contain 12 two-bed, one one-bed and two three-bed homes.
5G mast plan in Caversham rejected (230313)
CK Hutchison, the company that owns the Three mobile network, has failed in its bid to build a 5G mast at the junction of Henley Road and Donegal Close in Caversham.
The company’s plan to build a 15 metre mast at the site was rejected as it was judged that it would detract from the visual amenity of the area.
The mast was refused by planning officer Beatrice Malama, who also ruled that CK Hutchison had failed to provide sufficient detail on potential alternative sites.
Flats above closed bank in Tilehurst (230356)
AW Davis Properties has applied to convert the offices above the closed Lloyd’s Bank at 70 School Road in Tilehurst into two one-bedroom flats.
Each would come with a double bedroom, bathroom, an open plan kitchen diner and lounge and a terrace.
The Lloyd’s Bank in Tilehurst closed in November last year.
Conversion of house into care home (230152)
The owner of 6 Pentland Close has applied for a legal certificate for the conversion of the bungalow into a care home.
A planning statement submitted with the application explains that the owner wants to lease the home to bungalow to The Independent Social Workers
Although the house is only one storey tall, it is generously sized with four double bedrooms and a single bedroom.
The doubles would be used for care residents, with the single being used by a staff member.