Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Reading UTC going to planning committee on Wednesday #rdg

Reading UTC – Crescent road – will be going to the planning applications committee on Wednesday. It is item 15 on the agenda.

I still think that this will not meet the local education need and is a wasted opportunity, meaning that this part of the site can no longer be used for primary or secondary aged children from the local area.

However, as the report makes abundantly clear, no change of use is required and the school could go ahead in the existing buildings anyway. Planning permission is only needed for the small bits of demolition, the extensions and the changes to parking. I have been through the application a number of times and looking at these bits of the application they meet our policies. So officers are recommending approval.

What do people think?

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