Reading Council has submitted plans for a development of 57 new homes on largely vacant land off Conwy Close in Tilehurst.
The designs by LDA Design from Oxford include 34 flats and 23 houses across the just greater than one hectare site.
The entire scheme is low rise, with only a single building in the centre of the site making it up to four storeys. The rest being two or three storeys.
The houses are modern twist on a traditional brick and sloped roof design, making a refreshing change from the neo-Cottage style utilised by mass housebuilders.
The apartment blocks however are more standard fare, but at least will provide new affordable homes to the growing commuter town.