Welcome to information about Reading Civic Society, Conservation Areas & the Conservation Area Advisory Committee

23 August  AGM information

14 April – Clarification to the page on Article 4 Directions, update Newsletter &AGM.

Drews added to the Local List.  Home page simplified.  Changes to CAAC page.  21 February;  Civic Voice Design Awards 2020 & AGM 2020, Activities 2020. 

The Role of Reading Civic Society

Reading Civic Society was formed in 1962 to fight a wave of insensitive developments which threatened the historic town centre.

Information about our Role may be found HERE.

Information about our Activities and how to join us may be found HERE

Please do join us to support our work. HERE

Our Facebook Page is HERE

You may contact the Chair (Richard Bennett) to discuss any particular interests on Bennettbaker@msn.com

You may have been directed to this page from Reading Borough Council’s page about Conservation Areas.  If so you can find information about these by clicking on the links which follow:

Conservation Areas

Listed Buildings

Locally Listed Buildings

Article 4 Directions

The CAAC was established in 2016  its aims include taking the lead in updating Conservation Area Appraisals and make proposals for the enhancement and general care of maintenance of CAs. For further information about its work, progress to date and Committee members go to:

Conservation Area Advisory Committee.  

Recent Posts

Update 3 April

The Latest news page has been updated and may be reached HERE .

It was updated on 3 April to include information about the formal Planning Application for the SSE site and the Outlinee Planning Application for the AVIVA site (Vastern Rd / Caversham Rd corner) which is called Vastern Court.

The information provided at 16 February includes;

  • An exhibition about the final design for the SSE site (27 February16:30-19:30).
  • Station Hill parts II and III.
  • Reading Station Park (AVIVA) – Vastern Park.
  • The challenge of Chazey Barn, practical use sought and RBC action to have essential maintenance undertaken.
  • Proposals for the Reading Golf Club site.
  • Removal of Trees in Chestnut Walk.
  • Reading Abbey Revealed.
  • King Edward building added to the Local list and a further 18 submitted to RBC for consideration.

So where is the Dog House? 150 Friar Street at the corner of Station Road and Friar Street. The building is undergoing a thorough and appropriate restoration and will be returned back to flexible office spaces.