Forty-one brand new 100 per cent affordable homes could be coming to the town centre as a 'surrogate site’ to a major town centre development.

Two buildings of four and five storeys will be built at the former Reading Family Centre, on North Street, if the plans are approved.

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The development will be one of two surrogate sites to Lochailort’s 335-home Thames Quarter project at the former Cooper BMW garage on Napier Road.

The Thames Quarter project was granted in September 2017 with zero affordable housing.

But the developer had to agree to provide a separate 25 to 56-home site with 100 per cent affordable housing beforehand to make up for the lack of on-site affordable housing.

An additional 20 homes were approved at the Thames Quarter site in September 2019,  at the same time upping the affordable housing requirement from 18 per cent to 30.

All 30 per cent of the affordable housing will be off-site at two ‘surrogate' developments with 101 socally rented homes built in total.

Lochailort has transferred ownership of the North Street former family support centre to the Reading Borough Council (RBC) to turn it into social rent affordable housing.

It will also pay the council £18,500 to set up a car club for residents of the flats.

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The homes will be split into two blocks and will contain:

19x one-bed flats

21x two-bed flats

1x three-bed flat

RBC's planning applications committee will vote on the proposal tonight (Wednesday, March 4).

Council officers have recommended the plans be approved.