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Reading Sainsbury's To Become Flats

It's been confirmed the oldest supermarket in Reading Town Centre will be replaced with flats.

Borough councillors approved plans to replace the Sainsbury's on Friar Street with 135 flats at a meeting last night.

The supermarket opened in 1963 and was extended into Greyfriars Road in the 1970s.

In recent weeks and months there has been some opposition to demolishing the supermarket, which has become a regular site for residents and visitors alike.

However, CIP Property (Aviva Investors) now has this consent for its plans for the site.

The developer wants to built one studio, 54 one-bedroom, 73 two-bedroom and seven three-bedroom flats.

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