A pub company wants to bring The Sun Inn in Castle Street back into use, providing its plans for the pub’s outdoor area get approved.
Elsewhere, trees could be cut down to make way for electric vehicle charging points at a fuel station in Caversham.
You can view each application by typing its reference in brackets into the council’s planning portal.
Plans for outdoor area for The Sun Inn pub (230709)
The Sun Inn could be reopened after it closed down last May.
A company called the Brasserie Bar Co has applied to make extensions to the rear outbuildings that would include a new trade kitchen, and replace the car park with a pub garden.
The company is also seeking to create additional toilet facilities on the first floor and a new accessible toilet as well.
A letter posted in a pub window states it has been ‘sold subject to planning’.
The Brasserie Bar Co was founded by chef Raymond Blanc according to its website.
Changes to old Natwest building to create 15 apartments (230626)
The Eurospeak Academy has applied to make changes to the old Natwest bank at 13-16 Market Place in the town centre to create 15 apartments.
The development would involve converting the upper floors of the building to create four apartments, which would be facilitated by a two storey extension and new access from 11-12 Market Place.
More substantial development would take place to the rear, where Eurospeak Academy wants to demolish rear extensions and replace them with a new five storey building creating 11 apartments.
The upper floors conversion would create two one-bedroom and two two-bedroom units, and the new building would provide one three-bedroom, two one-bed and eight two-bed units.
Big Bazaar new shop front (230480)
The owners of a shop have applied to install a new shopfront at the store at 13-17 London Road.
The Amma Convenience Store has been closed for months with it being taken over by a new shop called the ‘Big Bazaar’.
Now the owners want to replace the previous yellow sign with a new grey sign board.
Their planning agents have argued that the new sign will be a ‘like for like’ replacement of the old one.
Electric charging for Caversham fuel station (230603)
The Motor Fuel Group, the company that runs Shell fuel stations, has applied to add eight electric vehicle charging points to its station in George Street, Caversham.
The plan involves involve cutting down approximately 18 trees and knocking down a wall at the back of the site so the charging points can be installed.
The company also has plans to add five new parking bays for Londis customers, a new vacuum unit and three jet washes on the site.
The fuel station is called the Thames Valley Service Station.