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Christchurch Conservation Area review

Reading CAAC have been undertaking a community-led review of the Christchurch Conservation Area appraisal. We will be launching our initial public consultation on Saturday 16 July at 2pm at Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AR. We would like your views on our proposals so far, which include boundary changes and a management plan to… Continue reading Christchurch Conservation Area review

Three new local heritage listings with Huntley & Palmers links

Reading Borough Council has recently added three sites with links to Huntley & Palmers biscuits to its list of Locally Important Buildings and Structures. 2022 is the bi-centenary of the establishment of the business by Joseph Huntley on London Street. A programme to celebrate 200 years of Reading 'Biscuit Town' has been launched and Reading's… Continue reading Three new local heritage listings with Huntley & Palmers links

Board of Health maps 1853 digitised

Berkshire Record Office (BRO) has placed high resolution digitised copies of Reading's Board of Health maps on their website. The maps, produced in 1853 by Borough surveyor John Clancy, are an exceptionally detailed and useful record of the town. BRO say: 'Each map shows the detail of sanitary provision in Reading Borough, as surveyed in… Continue reading Board of Health maps 1853 digitised

88 Broad Street – planning application withdrawn

A planning application (211241) for a new front entrance and changes to the front elevation of 88 Broad Street was withdrawn on 8 February 2022. 88 Broad Street Reading CAAC stated in our objection to the application: The documentation supplied is inadequate to form a considered opinion of the full impact of the changes proposed.For… Continue reading 88 Broad Street – planning application withdrawn

Local Listing of 85-88 Broad Street

Reading Planning Applications Committee on 12 January 2022 approved Reading CAAC's nomination of the addition of 85-88 Broad Street to Reading's List of Locally Important Buildings and Structures. L to R: 88-84 Broad Street The reasons for the listing are summarised in the committee report (para 4.4) as that the group of four shops: Is… Continue reading Local Listing of 85-88 Broad Street

On the twelth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: 12 CAAC members, Junction 11, ten Sweeney's pies, nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. 12 days of Christmas Reading CAAC currently has 12 members. In addition to… Continue reading On the twelth day of Christmas…

On the eleventh day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: Junction 11, ten Sweeney's pies, nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Little Lea Cottage The southern boundary of Reading just includes most of Junction 11 and a… Continue reading On the eleventh day of Christmas…

On the tenth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: ten Sweeney's Pies, nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Two of the 10 Sweeney's pies my true love sent to me Sweeney & Todd at 10 Castle… Continue reading On the tenth day of Christmas…

On the ninth day of Christmas…

...my true love sent to me: nine Whitley Crescent, eight Russell Terrace, Seven Bridges House, six hexagons, five Abbey gates, four time pieces, three Thames bridges, two ancient monuments and an Inner Distribution Road. Whitley Crescent in 2016 Whitley Crescent ran from Highgrove Street to Kendrick Road on the north side of Christchurch Road. All… Continue reading On the ninth day of Christmas…