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Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has one week to run

Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee launched the initial public consultation on their review of the the Christchurch Conservation Area Appraisal began on 16 July 2022. It runs for another week until 27 August 2022. Abbey Junior School on Christchurch Road You can find a copy of the draft updated appraisal here: Revised Appraisal Christchurch CA… Continue reading Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has one week to run

Reading CAAC seeking new committee members

Reading CAAC was founded in 2016. It is a voluntary group independent of but endorsed by Reading Borough Council (RBC). The aims of the committee are to promote the preservation and enhancement of Reading’s heritage particularly but not limited to the protection and good management of Conservation Areas. It works with RBC and other heritage… Continue reading Reading CAAC seeking new committee members

Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has 4 weeks to run

Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee launched the initial public consultation on their review of the the Christchurch Conservation Area Appraisal began on 16 July 2022. It runs for another four weeks until 27 August 2022. Christ Church on Christchurch Road You can find a copy of the draft updated appraisal here: Revised Appraisal Christchurch CA… Continue reading Initial Consultation on our review of Christchurch CA has 4 weeks to run

Christchurch Conservation Area appraisal review launched

Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee have now launched an initial public consultation on proposals for the conservation area. As well as bringing the current (2010) document up to date our proposals include boundary changes and a management plan to conserve and enhance the character and appearance of the area. All documentation can be found on… Continue reading Christchurch Conservation Area appraisal review launched

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