Reading Borough Council (RBC) is set to decide on a mammoth 11 planning applications this week in a bumper last session before the summer break.

Councillors will, on Wednesday, decide whether to back a series of applications including new hotels, the long-awaited first phase of the huge Station Hill development and a plan for more university accommodation.

Plans to build a Premier Inn hotel at Eva’s former nightclub next to Broad Street Mall and plans for a hotel opposite Reading Station are both expected to gain approval.

Sticking around the station, the long-awaited gigantic Station Hill development could take a big step forward if plans for 538 build to rent homes are approved this week.

This month’s Planning Applications committee is at 630pm on Wednesday at the Civic Offices, where councillors will also decide whether to save a ‘fine Edwardian building’ from demolition all over again.

Committee members will vote on a 182-bed student accommodation proposal on Kings Road which officers have recommended for refusal for not demonstrating that it meets any current or future need.

Councillors will also examine plans for a new foyer at the 14th century Grade I listed Greyfriars Church.

The church is said to the most complete example of Franciscan-architecture in England in use as a church.

Other applications to be decided include four new houses in Redlands and three new houses in Caversham, an application which has received 43 letters of objection from residents.

The next Planning Applications committee after this week will take place on September 4 after a summer recess with no public meetings at the council from July 26 – September 3.