It’s been a busy week for planning in Tilehurst as three noteworthy planning applications have been submitted.

The long closed Restoration pub in Oxford Road could be demolished and replaced with 18 apartments if plans go ahead.

Nearby in Tilehurst, a plan to build a shop and flats has re-emerged after Reading Borough Council’s planning department rejected a similar application last December.

Elsewhere, a homeowner has applied to convert a house into a Home of Multiple Occupation (HMO) not far from the town centre.

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Demolition and replacement of The Restoration (211142)

A developer has applied to demolish The Restoration pub in Oxford Road and replace it with 18 apartments.

The developer’s planning agent Bluebird state that the pub has not been used for at least 10 years, and that reopening it would be unviable due to the mixed residential and industrial character of the area, and the ‘popular’ Pond House and Tyler’s Rest pubs being located nearby.

Instead, the developer Mr Hargun wants to replace it with a 3.5 storey apartment block.

Of the 18 flats contained within the block nine would have two-beds, eight would be one-bed, and one would have three bedrooms, with 16 car parking spaces being provided.

Plan for derelict land in Tilehurst resurfaces (220086)

Here, the applicants Chester Place have submitted a fresh application to build a shop and four apartments on derelict land in Tilehurst.

The grassy site, next to 114-116 School Road, lies next to the Mad Hatters Pottery Painting Cafe, and is currently used for advertising.

The plan involves build a 2.5 storey building containing two two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments, with two parking spaces located in an undercroft.

The shop unit would front onto School Road, with the residential section facing Downing Road.

A previous application by Chester Place to build the shop and four apartments with undercroft parking, application 211276, was rejected by planning officer Connie Davis in December last year.

Bedroom additions and new gym for Tilehurst home (220151)

Here, homeowner Shaheen Sharif wants to build a side two-storey extension and a gym at her home at 144 Dee Road in Tilehurst.

The gym, which would be built at the rear of the property, would contain two exercise machines and a shower toilet room.

Meanwhile, the extension would provide two extra bedrooms, both with an ensuite shower.

The extension would replace the existing garage at the home.

Conversion of house into HMO in Whitley Street area (220045)

The owner of 73 Mount Pleasant, Mustafa Ashraf, has applied to convert it into a five bed HMO.

The terraced house currently has two bedrooms, so in order to accommodate three more rooms, planners have proposed reorganising the layout of the home to provide two bedrooms at the ground floor and converting the roof space into a bedroom.

A rear facing dormer would be added to the roof to provide the future occupant with more space.

The house is located near the Whitley Street shops to the south, and The Oracle Shopping Centre to the north, which can be reached after a 12 minute walk.