Decision details

181117/FUL - 34-36 & 38 Southampton Street

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Erection of a basement and 4-storey building to provide 11 (1x studio, 8x1-bed & 2x2-bed) residential units (Class C3) and associated works following the demolition of the existing buildings (basement & 3-storey public house at No’s 34-36 Southampton Street and 2-storey residential building at No. 38). 


The Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the above application.  An update report was tabled at the meeting which gave details of additional visual material and physical samples of the proposed materials, as well as other documents submitted.  The update report recommended an additional condition and an amendment to condition 3.  Materials were displayed at the meeting.


A verbal update was provided regarding further comments received from Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee subsequent to the publication of the update report.  It was also reported at the meeting that the Environmental Protection Officer had confused the Red Lion and the Red Cow public houses when submitting comments on the application regarding air quality contained in the original report, but this did not change the conclusion within the report. 


It was suggested that a record of the 17th Century timber building should be made and that the applicant should be asked to see if any of the old beams could be reused within the new building.


Comments and objections were received and considered.


Resolved –


(1)      That the Head of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services be authorised to grant planning permission, subject to the completion of a Section 106 legal agreement by 27 March 2019 (unless a later date be agreed by the Head of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services), to secure the Heads of Terms set out in the original report;


(2)      That, in the event of the requirements set out not being met, the Head of Planning, Development and Regulatory Services be authorised to refuse permission;


(3)      That planning permission be subject to the conditions and informatives recommended in the original report, with the amendment to Condition 3 and additional Condition 23 as set out in the update report, an amendment to the condition regarding the pre-commencement programme of archaeological work to specifically include reference to a scheme of archaeological building recording, and an additional informative seeking for the applicant to salvage original/historic features of the buildings and utilising these as part of the future hard and soft landscaping proposals.

Publication date: 18/03/2019

Date of decision: 06/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 06/03/2019 - Planning Applications Committee

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