Reading Minster occupies a prominent position at St Mary’s Butts in Reading, and is the seat of the Church of England bishop of the town.
A new low brick wall with railings could be installed along the St Mary’s Church service yard.
Elsewhere, details for green measures have been submitted for a 400-apartment development in the town centre, and a fresh plan to build homes in a garden in Tilehurst has been submitted.
You can view the applications submitted by typing the reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
New wall for St Mary’s Church (230228)
St Mary’s Church, or Reading Minster, could be getting a new wall with railing along its northern border.
The wall will run along the church Service Yard between St Mary’s Butts and Chain Street, with it adding to an existing broken section of wall.
The plan has been submitted by Reading Central and Abbey Quarter Business Improvement District (BID).
The church is Grade I listed as it is the oldest church in the town, dating back to Norman times. It received extensive repairs in the 1550s using stones and wood from Reading Abbey.
Details submitted for Foundry Quarter towers (230227)
Green measures have been submitted for the Foundry Quarter development between Weldale Street and Chatham Street.
The development is made up of approximately four large blocks containing a total of around 400 apartments.
The details show the roofs of the new buildings will have blue roof attenuation and an extensive green roof covering.
A ‘blue roof’ functions as a sustainable drainage method that’s used to manage rainwater and route this water to the plants that make up a green roof.
Plans also show solar panels installed on the roof as well.
Fresh plan for new homes on garden in Tilehurst (230120)
A fresh plan has been submitted for to build two homes on the garden of Stoneham Close in Tilehurst.
The two homes would be semi-detached and each come with two bedrooms, a bathroom on the first floor and an open plan kitchen and living room on the ground floor.
The project would involve the demolition of a garage and outbuilding to make way for the homes, which would each come with one car parking space, with one disabled space for a future occupant.
Previously, the owner had applied to construct one new building (planning reference 220943), with a two bedroom flat at the ground floor and one bedroom flat on the first floor.
However, that application was withdrawn.