THE Reading Golf Club site could soon become a housing development after plans were submitted following the withdrawal of previous, similar proposals.

The main elements of the development remain largely the same, but it a total of 257 homes rather than 260, as put forward in the previous plan.

More than 2,000 people objected to the initial application late last year, but general manager of Reading Golf Club, Gary Stangoe, said in November that the site would still be sold.

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PICTURED: . Phase 1 map for the application site, with the boundary is outlined in red.

PICTURED: . Phase 1 map for the application site, with the boundary is outlined in red.

He said: "Our relocation plans are continuing apace and planning permission has now been granted for our new club house at The Caversham.

"While the club will be leaving its present site by March, we remain committed to ensuring that our plans will leave a legacy for the benefit of Emmer Green and the surrounding communities."

The new proposals can be viewed here.

Residents and all interested parties are advised by Reading Borough Council (RBC) that they should consider the new proposals afresh, and if their concerns have not been overcome by the new application, they must resubmit any comments using the new planning application number (210018).

The applicant has also submitted additional information to explain its application and to respond to comments and concerns raised with the original application.

The fresh planning application can be accessed and commented on via the council’s planning portal here.

The other way to submit comments is by email to

PICTURED: Reading Golf Club

PICTURED: Reading Golf Club

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RBC's planning team is extending the usual three week window for public comments to six weeks, in recognition of the significant interest in the application and the large number of documents that need to be considered.

The closing date for comments is therefore March 18.

The application and all associated comments will then be considered by the Council’s Planning Application Committee in the Spring.