An extra 61 flats could be added to a major 1,200-home development in the town centre.

Revised proposals for the long-awaited first phase of the Station Hill development in Reading have been submitted to Reading Borough Council (RBC).

Lincoln MGT now wants to build 599 new homes, as well as office, retail and leisure units, in two new buildings, in part one of the huge Station Hill development.

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The developer wants to increase Plot E, to the west of Friars Walk, from 370 flats to 415 and increase the height by two storeys to 14 storeys.

Plot F, to the east of Friars Walk, would be increased from 168 to 184 apartments, and to 13 storeys.

A spokesperson for the Station Hill development said: “This resubmission proposes additional homes and enhanced ground floor uses as part of a strategy to ensure that the scheme meets the changing market needs and is commercially viable and sustainable over the long-term.

"These revised proposals will deliver an additional new 61 apartments, some of which will be located on the ground floor. Furthermore, a percentage of the additional 61 apartments will be affordable homes.

“If approved by RBC, the amended application will facilitate the start of work on site.”

Phase one of the Station Hill development was approved in 2019 and includes apartments, offices, retail and leisure space and public space.

Lincoln MGT has now submitted proposals to amend the outline planning permission for phase one of the development, which the council approved in 2019, asking for permission for an additional 61 apartments.

Five per cent  of the 599 build-to-rent apartments will be at affordable housing rates, which equates to around 20 homes.

There will be 64 studio flats, 276 one-bed flats, 248 two-bed apartments and 11 three-bed flats, if the plans are approved.

Once complete, Lincoln MGT says the full Station Hill development will include:

  • Up to 1,200 new homes
  • Office accommodation for approximately 8,000 employees
  • 100,000 sq ft of lifestyle-led space for retail, cafes and restaurants
  • A new pedestrian link and open space between the station and the town centre, “becoming a new district and destination for Reading”.

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Plans for the second phase of the development have also been revealed.