A former Berkshire Police Station could be turned into a residential home after plans were submitted to the council. 

Wokingham Borough Council has received a submission which proposes changing the use of the Twyford police station into a one-bedroom flat with a single parking space. 

The applicant is the current owner of the police house, which was previously used as accommodation for the officers, and the former station. 

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The site, situated within the Conservation Area at 18 Station Road, had not been open to the public since 2016 when the front counter was closed. The station, which housed officers and PSCO’s, eventually closed its doors completely in October 2019 as it was deemed to “not represent a cost-effective use of public money.” 

The proposed changes to the station include replacing all the windows with those that are more in keeping with the character of the area, relocating the entrance – with a new front door fronting Brook Street – whilst the existing entry being retained as a glazed door leading into the garden.  

Alterations to the 45 sq metre interior will include providing a living, sleeping and cooking area. 

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At the rear of the property, an external patio is proposed with one off-street parking space, as well as space for a bin and bike storage. The stone paving to the side of the building would be removed and replaced with a lawn, which would then be enclosed with a low brick wall and railings.  

A double garage and a steel storage shed currently situated on the site would be retained to be used as storage during construction, before being demolished when all building work has been completed. 

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The former police house will be retained as a two-bedroom dwelling.  

The original detached dwelling Police house was built in 1901, commemorated by a stone plaque on the building which references the date.  

It was later extended at the corner of Station Road and Brook Street, with a single storey side extension which housed the self-contained police station – with a reception room, police office, toilet and kitchen facilities. The site is  

A decision on the proposed development will be made by the council at a forthcoming planning meeting on June 7.