Reading area could be completely transformed with nearly 2,000 new homes in the pipeline

Despite the concerns raised from people living in the town, housing developments are not going to stop in Reading.

Whether it's huge 10-year projects like the 735-home Huntley Wharf development where Toys R Us and Homebase used to stand in Kenavon Drive, or the massive project revamping the run-down Weldale Street area, homes are being built.

Smaller projects are also being carried out in the borough as Reading Borough Council goes about trying to meet the government's housing targets.

Housing is scattered around the borough, with a lot of the town's office space currently being converted under the Permitted development rights legislation.

But there is one area of Reading which could see an incredible transformation.

Looking at the plans that are being built, have permission, are awaiting permission and those that have been turned down, by our calculations 1,948 new homes are proposed for the area around Caversham Road and Vastern Road.

While some of the plans have been refused, it's likely those haven't gone away and new plans could be submitted that are not too dissimilar to those which were turned down.

It's also highly likely housing plans will emerge for the former Carters Outdoors shop in Caversham Road at some stage, which could push the number past 2,000.

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