SSE site, Vastern Road

An exhibition was held on 27 February about the future plans for the site. Several members of Reading Civic Society attended. The full planning application is now live and the Society will comment supportively.

The view from the Thames.
A planning application for this site was submitted on 31 January. The exhibition explained about that design. There were a number of improvements since the last exhibition and changes to some of the carparking layout on site. The Planning Number is 200188 and the link to application on RBCs Planning site is Here. There are a lot of documents so it is usually best to look at the Design and Access Statement on Page 1. Members of Reading Civic Society have been engaged in the evolution of the design for the site over what seems to be 5 versions, each has been an improvement. We plan to support this scheme for what is a difficult and constrained site. This update about Berkeley Homes plans for the former SSE site will show the 3rd iteration of the design. Each one has shown an incremental improvement compared to the previous proposal. The developer’s website provides information about the overall scheme, the previous proposals and the current design: We understand that no parking is available this time.