READING Borough Council (RBC) has sought planning permission to build 21 new affordable one and two bed flats in Tilehurst.

The development is on the site of Norcot Community Centre, which will be replaced as part of the proposals.

Some residents have expressed concern over the impact of the Lyndhurst Road development on parking and traffic in the area.

The planning proposal states that he site is underutilised and in a well-connected and established residential area close to the city centre.

Reading Borough Council was set a target of building affordable 406 households per year by the Berkshire Strategic Housing Market Assessment in 2016.

However, some residents have expressed concern about parking and traffic in the area.

Miriam Hopgood said: “This road has problems with parking as it is already. We do not need more difficulty getting to our own properties

Paula Smith added: “I think this application needs reviewing as the parking at this end of the road is already horrendous.

“We currently have no parking for the old age pensioners flats which have been here for years and this is the main thoroughfare for the nursery children.

RBC previously responded to concerns in the consultation period that there would not be enough parking space by reducing the number of apartments and increasing parking spaces by 40%.

The proposed development now includes 20 parking spaces.

A consultation newsletter, which provided information on the emerging proposals, was hand delivered to local residents on the 4th May 2018.