Luxury flats to be built with 'poor door' for block's less-affluent residents 'to be hidden from view'

A block of planned luxurious flats has been given the green light – but only after councillors questioned why there needed to be a “poor door” for the block’s less-affluent tenants .

Reading Council’s planning committee approved plans for 56 flats including 17 affordable homes.

Councillors praised the inclusion of the cheaper housing in the scheme but were dismayed that tenants of the cheaper flats would enter the building through a separate door.

The development is planned for Alexander House, in Kings Road, Reading.

The site at Alexander House, King’s

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