The Arc – yet another new plan emerges

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Reading generates planning applications at a prolific rate.  The problem seems to be getting them all built.  In fact, it would be impossible for them all to be built, because most of them tend to be repeat applications for alternative schemes on the same sites.  Station Hill is the most celebrated example, with at least three or four schemes having been separately drawn-up and subsequently shelved.  Now the site of the former BMW garage on Kings Meadow Road is catching up.  Following the high-profile and unpopular “Swan Heights” three-tower idea, developer Lochaillort finally won planning approval last year for the revised “Thames Quarter” project, featuring a 23-storey apartment block comprising 315 homes.  Before the ink on the rubber stamp has even dried, they’re back again with a completely new plan, dubbed “The Arc”. Continue reading “The Arc – yet another new plan emerges”

The Arc – yet another new plan emerges

A big shout out to 2018

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A new year is upon us, and an unmissable chance to revisit some of last year’s highlights and to look ahead to what might be making waves in 2018. Continue reading “A big shout out to 2018”

A big shout out to 2018