Client:  Reading Borough Council

Detail:  We completed a detailed study of the changing community infrastructure needs in Central Reading. Our recommendations described options to consolidate services across different Council sites, identified opportunities to free up underutilised land for further development, and outlined contingency measures to respond to a growing local population.

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Key actvities:
  • Socio-economic profiling and service needs assessments
  • High-level population modelling
  • Detailed site appraisals and surveying
  • Extensive stakeholder consultations
Outputs:
  • Population growth projected to 2026
  • 43 detailed Council site appraisal reports
  • Identification of developable land
  • Scenarios to rationalise services and support co-location of services
  • Wall-chart matrix display showing key development sites and opportunities
  • Results fed into LDF Area Action Plan

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