A sex shop will be converted into three flats and a smaller shop.

Elsewhere, a landlord in east Reading got permission to turn a house into five flats at the third time of asking.

Also this week, plans were approved at two listed buildings and an extension plan got the go-ahead despite a neighbours concerns about a "loud, barking dog"

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting planning decisions made by Reading Borough Council (RBC) this week.

Changes to porn and sex shop

There are big changes at a recently closed pornography and sex toy shop near the town centre.

The building on Southampton Street has been host to adult entertainment store Private Shop for more than a decade.

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It will now be transformed, with a large proportion of the building becoming flats but the shop remaining in a smaller form.

Council planners approved the plan to convert part of the shop into three flats this week, with no objections received.

Extensions to Tilehurst home approved despite neighbour concern over loud, barking dog

Plans for extensions to a house in Tilehurst have been approved despite a neighbour’s concerns about a loud, barking dog.

The house on Pottery Road will get part two storey and part single storey side and rear extensions, after officers approved the plans.

The next-door neighbour said: “We have two concerns. The first being the new door on the right side. At the moment the door to the back garden is on the left side.

“As it is their dog is left to bark very loudly at this door for long periods of time. This is very annoying and disruptive to us.

“If the door is moved to the right side this will create an even bigger problem.”

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The neighbour also raised concern about the height of rear extension, saying it would block the light and sunshine from their garden

Planning officers said: “The first points relating to noise created by the applicant’s pet are best addressed through friendly discussions with neighbours, and failing those, noise complaints."

“The concerns relating to loss of sunlight resulted in the planning officer seeking amended plans which moved the proposed extensions further away from 20 Pottery Road.”

Third time lucky: House will be transformed into five flats

A house in east Reading will be transformed into flats, at the third time of asking.

Two previous plans were rejected at the Addington Road property, the first of which sought to turn the house into eight flats.

The second application, for six flats, was also rejected as council officers said the accommodation would be “cramped” and the proposed parking layout would not provide sufficient space for cars to manoeuvre.

But it was third time lucky for the owner with the latest, most spacious plan for five flats (one three-bed, two two-beds and two one-beds).

Doors at grade II listed barn will be replaced

Planners have given consent for a barn door to be replaced at a listed building in Coley.

Number Four The Brookmill, a converted barn at Coleypark Farm, is a Grade II listed building within a private estate which was once a grand manor house called Coley House, but commonly known as Vachell House.

The site was converted to residential use in the 1980s and the listed barn was transformed to include two flats with windows and doors added.

The barn dates back to 1619 but the two barn doors being replaced are not original.

Listed building extensions approved

Another plan at a listed building was approved this week.

Council planners backed a plan for one-and-a-half storey side extension to Grade II listed 1 St Peters Hill in Caversham.

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The building is of a Tudor-style but neighbouring properties are more modern in style and the extension proposal was considered to “not be harmful” to the character of the building and surrounding area.

It also won the support of the Caversham and District Residents Association.

Kim Pearce, speaking on behalf of the association, said: “The extension proposed is of modest size and well considered in form and detail.”