Reading Borough Council - Conservation Area

Published: 19 December 2019

Chance to comment on updated Russell Street/Castle Hill Conservation Area Appraisal

Reading Borough Council is consulting on an updated Russell Street/Castle Hill Conservation Area Appraisal until 7th February 2020.  This includes a proposed extension to the boundary of the Conservation Area.

The Council is required to periodically review the town’s conservation areas and any conservation area appraisals in order to ensure appropriate protection of special architectural or historic interest of the conservation areas.  The last Conservation Area Appraisal for this area was published in 2004.  This new appraisal has been produced for the Council by the Reading Conservation Area Advisory Committee, set up to advise Reading Borough Council in regards to conservation areas, and in conjunction with the local Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association (BSANA) Conservation Streets Committee.

They are seeking comments on the appraisal and the proposed extension. The full updated St Peters Conservation Area Appraisal is on the Council’s website at:  Copies are also available for viewing at Central and Battle Libraries (during normal opening hours) as well as in the Civic Offices, Bridge Street (between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday).

They would welcome any comments that you have.  Please provide written responses to the consultation by 5 pm on Friday 7th February 2020. Responses should be sent to: or Planning Policy Team, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, RG1 2LU.