The Secretary of State’s appointed Inspector has allowed the developer’s appeal and granted planning permission for a 103 bed purpose built student accommodation building in central Reading. The site, a former car park, is in a conservation area and in the setting of a range of listed buildings. The Inspector concluded that the proposal would enhance the former and that the minor impact on the latter would be outweighed by the public benefits.
Stephen Whale of Landmark Chambers successfully represented the developer during the appeal. The result follows Stephen’s successful representation on an appeal in December 2017 concerning a proposal for 117 purpose built student accommodation units in Falmouth.
For a copy of the Reading decision, click here.