First plans for Carters land published

An application has been submitted for terraced housing in Swansea Road and Northfield Road – this would replace the derelict buildings in Northfield Road and the ‘Mast-Co’ building in Swansea Road. The plans feature a ‘coach house’ in Swansea Road with an archway to a private car park at the back.

Our initial impressions are that the developer has made an effort to produce a terrace reasonably in keeping with the existing street scene, and we would therefore be supportive of the plans.

No plans have been submitted yet for the wider Carters site area including the car workshops and the shop, and we will be watching out for more information. More detail will no doubt follow, and we are expecting in particular to resist anything excessively tall.

The application can be viewed at www.planning.reading.gov.uk/fastweb_PL/detail.asp?AltRef=191924

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