A plan is in the works that could see 35 homes built right on the outskirts of Reading.

Developers Real Capital Developments are seeking to build a new housing estate on a field off Highdown Avenue.

Although the land in question is effectively in Caversham, the decision on the plan will be up to South Oxfordshire council to determine, as it falls within its area of jurisdiction.

Images from the developer’s planning agents in the gallery above appear to show that the field has very little use.

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There are abandoned shacks on the edges of the field, and an existing paddock for equestrian activities in the centre of the site.

Real Capital Developments wants to build 35 homes on the land, with access being provided Highdown Avenue.

Of the new homes, 13 would be three-bed, 11 two-beds, five would be one-bed apartments and six would have four bedrooms.

A total of 14 homes would be affordable, making up 40 per cent of the development.

Of those, five would be one bed apartments, five would be two-bed houses and four would be three-bed houses.

Size-wise, the development would be a mix of one, 1.5 and two storey homes, with all the five one-bed apartments contained in a two storey house.

You can view the application yourself by typing in reference 220630 into Reading Borough Council’s planning portal here.

The reference for the plan for South Oxfordshire District Council is P22/S1388/PEJ .

However, because the plan is in a pre-application stage, it is not viewable on the South Oxfordshire District Council planning portal yet.

A letter by planning agents GL Hearn Ltd on behalf of the developers states: “We are submitting this request to secure South Oxfordshire District Council’s pre-application advice in regard to the preliminary proposals we have developed for the site.

“In this way we can review any technical or design advice the council may consider relevant to the development of this site, in finalising our proposed submission for planning.

“In particular we would welcome your feedback on the documents and drawings that would be required as part of an outline planning application for the site.”

The site falls just west of the old Reading Golf Course, where 223 homes are set to be built after Reading Borough Council’s planning committee approved the scheme in March.

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The applicants for that development, Fairfax Ltd and Reading Golf Club, also have an extant appeal against the committee’s refusal of its previous plan for 257 homes.

The appeal can be found on the Government’s planning inspectorate website, reference APP/E0345/W/22/3291615 .

The application for the 35 homes is also close by to a separate plan to build two five bedroom homes at The Piggeries in Gravel Hill, half-a-mile south west, which has been opposed by Matt Rodda MP (Labour, Reading East).