Thanks to the valuable feedback from local residents and businesses, Wokingham Borough Council has made a number of improvements to its planning application for Winnersh Relief Road phase two.
The planning application is for the proposed development of the relief road connecting B3030 King Street Lane / Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1 to the A329 Reading Road. This road would form phase 2 of Winnersh Relief Road and part of the western section of the Northern Distributor Road.
The application includes two new roundabout junctions on the A329 Reading Road, two new minor residential access roads and associated works including traffic signals, crossings, drainage, footways and cycleways.
The main changes that have been made to the council’s original planning application include:
- The proposed northern roundabout to be moved further away from properties 305-315 Reading Road
- Amendments to the proposed pedestrian crossing points
- Changes to the proposed road layout outside 286-290 Reading Road
- A right turn lane into Sadlers Lane and junctions of Sandstone Close and Laburnum Road
- Alteration to the proposed positioning of pre signal and traffic island opposite Green Lane removing requirement for banned right turns
Cllr Anthony Pollock, executive member for transport and highways, said: “We would like to express our appreciation to those who took the time to provide us with valuable feedback to allow us to make these improvements to our application for this new relief road.
“Winnersh Relief Road, part of our major new highways project, is just one aspect of the infrastructure the council is putting in place, as well new schools, sports facilities, community centres, parks and open spaces, to support our growing borough.
“We welcome further feedback from all our local residents and businesses, and would be grateful to receive any additional comments in respect of these amendments to our application by 24 September.”
View the application
The application can be viewed on the council’s website by searching ‘planning applications’ and entering application number 180760. Alternatively you can visit the Civic Offices at Shute End from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday or your local library. You can view the information online at your local library by simply providing a member of staff with the application number.
All comments received will be considered by the council. The application will be considered by the planning committee. Anyone who provides comment on the application will be informed of the meeting date and given the opportunity to speak at the meeting.
Any comments already made will still be considered as part of the determination process and all comments made are open to public inspection.
Further details about Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2 can be found by visiting our major new roads webpage.