Plans for houses and office conversions have been submitted by developers in Reading this week.

The biggest of these is a plan to build three two-bedroom houses in a conservation area to the east of the town centre.

There is also a plan to convert the basement of a long closed restaurant into apartments.

In the town centre itself, the owners of the old Co-op Bank in St Mary’s Butts want to convert some of the space it occupies into an apartment.

You can view documents for each application by typing the reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.

Change to plan for three new homes in conservation area (221277)

Here, the developer Steve Huntridge has applied to make changes to an approved plan to build three new two-bedroom terraced houses to the rear of 17 Eldon Square, facing onto Eldon Terrace.

Back in November 2020, a plan (reference 200975) was approved to build the homes provided that they comply with conditions regulating what building materials can be used, so that the new homes do not have an undue impact on 17 Eldon Square, which is a listed building in the Eldon Square Conservation Area.

Now, Mr Huntridge has applied to replace the previously approved limestone exterior finish with limestone colour sand and cement render.

He’s argued the cost of the approved stonework is presenting “significant viability issues for the development.”

Six apartment plan for basement at ‘Sardar Palace’ (221278)

Sardar Palace located at 149 London Road used to be an Indian restaurant until it closed in summer 2010.

It has since been converted into a total of 16 apartments across the ground, first and second floors.

Now, developer Bharminder Bhathal has applied to convert the basement into six studio apartments.

Conversion of rear of Co-op bank into apartment (221295)

RPS Property Services has applied to convert the rear of the former Co-op Bank in the town centre into an apartment.

The bank, which occupied 34 St Mary’s Butts has been vacant since closing in 2018.

RPS Property Services wants to get rid of two existing office rooms and replace them with an apartment with a double bed, a combined kitchen living room and a shower toilet.

New maisonettes in Tilehurst (221252)

Here, developer M. Pearce has applied to replace dilapidated garages at 59 Corwen Road in TIlehurst with two one bedroom maisonettes.

They would be contained in a new two storey building.

Mr Pearce has submitted this as an outline application to determine whether the development would be acceptable.

Therefore detailed matters such as appearance and landscaping would be the subject of a future application.