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One of Reading Borough Council's most recent affordable housing developments, in George Street

Reading Awarded £25,000 To Plan Regeneration Of Affordable Housing

  • Funding will be used to plan future development and regeneration of Reading's housing stock
  • Focus will be on sustainable, energy efficient enhancement and replacement of older homes in the borough
  • Funding will complement existing plans to build 300 new affordable homes in the next three years
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Latest Discretionary Covid Support Grant Applications Process Now Open to Non Rate Paying Hospitality and Leisure Businesses in Reading

  • Latest Council Covid grants application process opens today
  • Non rate paying businesses in the leisure or hospitality sector, or businesses that are ancillary to the sector, have a two- week window to apply
  • Grants of £6,000, £4,000 or £2,667 are available to eligible businesses, depending on numbers of employees
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Council Calls on Developers to Build the Homes Which Reading Needs

  • Reading surpasses its target for new homes in the borough but Council Leader calls on developers to meet the demand for family homes in the town
  • 43% of new homes built in Reading over the last three years were one bedroom
  • Reading needs more than 50% of its new homes to be family-sized homes of three or more bedrooms.