A 43-home block of flats was approved this week in the town centre.

Other plans decided on this week include three rejected applications and a shop becoming a takeaway.

These are all included in our planning roundup of applications decided this week.

43 home plan gets go-ahead

An application to offices in the town centre into a 43-flat building was approved this week.

The huge scheme, at 20 Greyfriars Road, does not specify how many bedrooms each flat will have.

There will be 42 car parking spaces and 36 cycle parking spaces. No external works are proposed as part of the development.

RBC approved the development via the prior approval process.

A similar scheme, with specified bedroom numbers, was previously approved by the council but not built.

Two-bedroom house refused 

A two-bed house plan in west Reading has been refused by the council, due to concerns about the loss of a garden and

Planning officer Anthony Scholes said the plan from a houseowner to build a house next to their own property on Wilson Road, had an “uncharacteristic” and “cramped” design.

He said the building would have “unusual width” which do not reflect the architectural styling of area, as well as inappropriate window sizes and the design “is not considered to be high quality”

Mr Scholes added that the proposal is an overdevelopment of the plot, which would harm the living conditions of the existing house next door.

Extension plan in Tilehurst refused

An extension at a home in Tilehurst was refused by the council due to concerns about the impact on neighbours.

Planning officer Tom Hughes said the plan, for a first floor rear extension on Armour Road, would have a visual dominance and overbearing effect on a neighbour.

He added that the proximity of the first floor window would cause an unacceptable loss of privacy through for two neighbouring properties.

Whitley extension rejected

Another extension, on Home Farm Close in Whitley, was refused by the council after a neighbour raised concerns the plan would block sunlight.

The next-door neighbour said: “The extension they currently have cuts out a lot of sunlight and to go up another level is not good for us will make it dark and block out even more sunlight.”

Shop to become takeaway

A shop on south Reading will become a takeaway after change of use was approved this week.

The plans at 57 Basingstoke Road include a single storey extension and the installation of a rear extract duct.