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Phase 2 of the greenways project connecting Arborfield to Wokingham set to begin

Phase 2 of the greenways project connecting Arborfield to Wokingham set to begin

20 March 2019
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Wokingham Borough Council is starting phase 2 of its greenways project. The greenways project will create a network of traffic free multi-user routes which will connect the new major developments at Arborfield Garrison (Arborfield Green) and Shinfield Parish to Wokingham town and the new major developments in North and South Wokingham.

 

The greenways will add to the borough’s existing network of footpaths to create a sustainable alternative way to get around the borough. Phase 1 called California Way, which links Arborfield Green with the FBC Centre via California Country Park, has already been built.

 

Wokingham Borough Council is now seeking views on phase 2 which will link Arborfield Green to the new development at North Wokingham via Cole Lane, Coombes Lane, Foxhill, Woosehill, Holt Lane and Cantley Park. The route for this sustainable link is largely fixed but detailed planning needs to take place and the council is asking for comments to help shape final decisions on the route and detailed design.

 

The feedback from this early consultation will help the council refine the final plans. A formal consultation will be held in May 2019.

 

For more information, stop by one of our drop in information sessions:


• Saturday 23 March 2019 from 11am to 2pm
Woosehill Community Hall, Emmview Close, Wokingham RG41 3DA

 

• Saturday 30 March 2019 from 11am to 2pm
Woosehill Community Hall, Emmview Close, Wokingham RG41 3DA

 

• Thursday 4 April 2019 from 5pm to 7pm
Wokingham Borough Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN


Cllr John Halsall, executive member for environment, leisure and libraries said: “The greenways project will be a great benefit to our residents. We will have a network criss-crossing the borough of walking and cycling paths to give our residents an alternative to their cars. Not only will this help cut down on congestion, but it will also improve our air quality and the health of our residents.

 

“Drop in on one of the information sessions to find out more and give us your views. We’ll take your comments and feed them into the final route and design and then have a consultation in May 2019.”

 

More information is available on the council’s consultations webpage  or by telephone on (0118) 974 6000 or email.

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