Decisions on both major and controversial developments in the town have been put on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.

A meeting planned for next Wednesday to decide on whether to approve a series of controversial developments in Reading has now been cancelled.

Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) offices are currently closed to the public and the council has stopped all public meetings in line with government instructions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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This month's Planning Applications committee meeting, which had been due to take place on April 1, has been scrapped as the council awaits new government regulations on how to make planning decisions.

Four applications were due to be decided on at the meeting, including the return of a controversial plan which drew the interest of an Eastenders actor last year and other plans that have irked neighbours.

The one uncontroversial plan is a Reading Borough Council (RBC) application for an affordable two-bedroom detached house in Whitley.

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The proposal at 76 Circuit Lane in Southcote, aims to help with the borough’s housing needs and would fill in the existing gap between 76 and 80 Circuit Lane.

The papers published ahead of the now cancelled meeting also reveal the council has won four planning appeals in the last month.

One new planning appeal has been lodged by a developer, opposing the council's decision to refuse planning permission for an 182-bed student complex on Kings Road.