The popular coffee chain opened its fourth location in Reading this month with a brand new drive-thru.
Meanwhile, one of the area’s biggest dining companies has submitted changes to a Miller & Carter steakhouses in the town.
You can view each application featured by typing its reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
Starbucks drive-thru advertising permission (230519)
Starbucks franchisees 23.5 Degrees Limited have submitted advertising plans for the drive-thru it runs at Reading Link Retail Park.
It opened on Friday, May 19, with plans showing Starbuck’s branding on the single storey café building.
This a retrospective application, as all signage and advertising is in place at the drive-thru.
Sorbon Estates, which owns Reading Link Retail Park, won outline permission for the cafe to be built last August after previous plans for it were refused by the council in 2019.
Changes to Miller & Carter (230661)
Mitchells & Butlers restaurant company has applied to install a replacement kitchen extraction system at one of its Miller & Carter steakhouses.
The change relate to the Miller & Carter in Kidmore Road, Caversham which opened in October last year.
The project involves replacing the existing extraction system with a new one mounted on a flat roof to the rear of the building, which was previously called The Grosvenor and The Caversham Rose.
The Miller & Carter at The Oracle is in doubt due to a redevelopment plan that went live in January, reference 221917.
Conversion of offices into flats in town centre (230659)
The company Warrant Investments Plc has applied to convert the first and second floors of 65 St Mary’s Butts from offices into flats.
These floors are currently vacant offices, with Warrant Investments wanting to convert them into four flats, with each floor containing one one-bed and one two-bed apartment.
The ground floor, which is not subject to this plan, will function as a restaurant, like neighbouring 64 St Mary’s Butts, the home of Biryani Mama.
Both 64-65 served as the Ask Italian, which closed and never reopened following the pandemic.
Consent for house conversion into home of multiple occupation (230449)
A company called Izvorski Ltd is seeking consent for the conversion of a house in Spring Terrace, Katesgrove into a home of multiple occupation (HMO).
The house was a single family home, but now it has been converted into a four bedroom HMO, with three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, and a kitchen. living room toilet and another bedroom downstairs.
Similar to the Starbuck’s signage, this plan is also retrospective.
Izvorski has stated the house is being let out to professionals or university students.