A PUB could be demolished and turned into co-living flats aimed at young workers.

Plans to bulldoze the derelict Woodley Arms in Katesgrove on Waldeck Street and turn it into 38 purpose-built co-living apartments have been submitted to the council.

Lainston Woodley Arms LLP want to build two three-storey buildings and also include ten parking spaces.

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The building would be managed by MyPad, who have explained their plans for the site.

MyPad said: “This building has been designed specifically to appeal to residents who are looking for private accommodation in a secure communal development.

“The majority of the residents are expected to be young workers.”

This is the fifth application at the disused pub, with planning permission first given in 2013 to convert the building into four flats.

Two applications to demolish the pub and redevelop the site as student flats were rejected by the council and a planning inspector.

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A third application – also rejected by Reading Borough Council (RBC) – was backed on appeal last year.

The pub remains intact, however, and the latest plan sees the developer abandon its plans for student accommodation.