St Peter’s Caversham Conservation Area Appraisal

Updated 6 February 2019.

On 5 December 2018  Reading Borough Council published the updated Conservation Area Appraisal which had been worked on by members of the CAAC and CADRA. This follows nearly 29 months of work and process time.

The work of the late Liz Killick towards the completion of this project is recorded on the front of the document.

The link to the document on RBC’s website is’s_CA_Appraisal_Final_Version_061118.pdf

The process of achieving this is below:

Local Consultations:

  • On Saturday 12 July 2016 a review of the Caversham Conservation Area commenced withe some 28 volunteers meeting at St Peter’s Church, Caversham for a briefing followed by walking the area during which they learned more about the area and were able to contribute to the review.
  • The initial conclusions and the proposed extensions were shared at the St Peter’s Church Fete in July 2017.This gained 161 responses  with an 80-98% support for the proposals ( extensions to the CA).
  • A walk of the area was held over Heritage Open Days 2017, again seeking feedback.
  • Local businesses affected by the proposed extension were leafleted.

In December 2017 the CAAC submitted its Draft Conservation Area Appraisal update for St Peter’s Caversham to Cllr Page (Deputy Leader of Reading Borough Council) and the Planning Officer.

Comments from RBC were received in January 2018 and the revised document was discussed with members of the the Planning team on 8th February. .

A site visit with members of RBC Planning team took place on 22 February 2018 to examine one of the proposed extensions to the CA.

The document was submitted for consideration at the RBC’s Strategic Environment, Planning and Transport Committee (SEPT) in July 2018 marking the start of formal Consultation by RBC.

Final approval and publication December 2018.

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