TESCO has submitted its planning application for a new store at the former Queen’s Arms in Goring.
The retailer wants to convert the pub into an Express convenience outlet with a 2,830 sq ft shop floor and parking for 14 cars. It wants to demolish the old entrance canopy in Reading Road and build a new front door a few feet further east on the same side of the building.
Tesco wants to set aside 12 parking spaces, including one for disabled shoppers, along the site’s eastern boundary with Railway Cottages. These would be sectioned off by a 1m high timber fence and there would be two additional spaces along the side of the building.
The old beer garden would be converted into a service yard surrounded by a 2m timber fence and partly covered by a canopy. This would contain a 99 sq ft refrigerated container and another measuring 49 sq ft for storing frozen produce.
It would install a pedestrian crossing in Gatehampton Road near its junction with Reading Road.