The Butler, Chatham Street gains permission for 14 room hotel

Planning Permission has finally been granted for a 14 room Hotel to be added by converting the outbuildings and part of the pub and for other improvements to be undertaken. Reading Civic Society provided the only comments; “we supported the concept including the complementary use of the curtilage buildings, the improvements to the Eaton Place fa├žade and the seating area to the frontage facing Chatham Street, and the replacement of the bottle store doors. We were also pleased to note the number of new trees to be included in the scheme. We raised concerns about security on the site, in particular the bedrooms which open pretty much directly onto Eaton Place and the apparent lack of CCTV.”