A new Filipino fast food restaurant is coming to Reading.

Plans were also approved for a three-bed house and a cake shop extension, while two other plans were rejected, in our planning roundup of the most interesting applications decided this week.

New fast food restaurant

New Reading fast food takeaway Jollibee, which will occupy the empty space at 81 Broad Street, has more than a thousand outlets worldwide, including the Philippines, where it was founded, The US, Italy, and the UK.

Reading Chronicle:

Reading Borough Council (RBC) approved ventilation and signage plans, which will allow it to open at 81 Broad Street, where Broad Street Bar and Kitchen were the most recent tenants.

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The Filipino multinational opened its first European restaurant in 2018 in Milan, followed by London later that year.

It has since announced plans to open in Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, and now Reading will join the major cities.

Dishes on its menu include ‘Chickenjoy’ fried chicken, ‘Jolly Spaghetti’ and the ‘Yumburger’.

Bicycle shop extension plan at “unattractive” property rejected

A proposed extension at a bicycle shop and flat in Caversham has been refused, after neighbours raised concerns the plan would over-develop the site and “add to the unattractive visual impression of the area created by this property”.

Reading Chronicle:

Planning officer Tom Hughes agreed, calling the plans on Henley Road a “significant overdevelopment” of the site, which would “exacerbate the existing jarring appearance” of the building.

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He said the plans, submitted by AW Cycles for 110 Henley Road, “would add to the building’s confusing design with a mis-match of roof forms and external finishes”.

Printers will not become flats

Planners have refused a proposal to turn a printing company office into four one-bed flats.

Reading Chronicle:

The application, at Valpee Printing Company base at 3 Tidmarsh Street, was rejected because it failed to sufficiently demonstrate that the proposal would comply conditions regarding contamination.

Three-bed house approved

A three-bed detached house has been approved in Caversham, despite objections from a neighbour.

The neighbour, who is himself building a two houses next door, said the plan on Richmond Road would be of detriment to the surrounding houses and greatly detract from the privacy of the rear gardens and rear elevations of the new houses he is building.

Cake shop gets extension permission

Finally, a cake shop has been granted permission for extensions which will allow it to prepare food for wedding events and parties.

Reading Chronicle:

Council planners approved the proposal for the Cake and Cream shop, at 11-13 St Peter’s Road in east Reading, on Monday (June 1).