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Transport, Access & Housing Focus Group

Bus at Three Mile Cross

Chaired by Andrew Grimes whose professional life is involved in planning for the NHS, this group is looking at the implications of the enlarged Parish.

If you’d like to contribute as a community member to the project and are interested in volunteering to to take part in one of our groups, please contact us.

Roads

Can we accommodate 2750 new homes with the natural increase in number of vehicles and what effect this will have on travel times into Reading? Will all these extra vehicles start to cause rush hour traffic jams?  Will our existing roads such as Hyde End Road and Basingstoke road cope with major improvements?

Buses

New services are to be provided, running through the new estates. Will these really get people out of their cars? Or will they simply not be supported through infrequent or late start, early finish services that do not provide what everyone wants? What about the cost of travel?
New park and ride at Grazeley on the A33:

Will this be useful or will is close so early that this will make it unattractive to people returning late from work?

Parking on New Estates

Will there be an improvement on the issues we find in estates built over the last ten years? In those developments insufficient parking spaces were allowed to cope with the actual number of cars that exist on these estates?

Housing

What designs should be encouraged for these new homes?  Should they be built to higher environmental standards than exist today? What about three storey homes and should social housing be integrated throughout private estates?

Cycling & Pedestrian Routes

Can we ensure that there will be integrated & safe links to enable movement throughout communities to enable people to avoid using cars if they wish?

Meetings

The group meets monthly and all meetings are held in the Parish Offices and are open to any member of the Public or anyone who represents any particular interest group.

Meeting 7 - 21 March 2013

Meeting 6 - 31 January 2013

Meeting 5 - 12 December 2012

Meeting 4 - 7 November 2012

Meeting 3 - 1 October 2012

Meeting 2 - 3 September 2012

Feedback

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4 Comments

  1. Are there any reports/studies available from the ERR planning and approval process?

    I have seen the proposed route on the South of M4 SDL website – http://www.southofm4.com/relief-road.aspx – but I’d like to know a bit more about anticipated traffic levels, the knock-on effects for adjoining roads and the environmental impact.

    Can you supply any links?

    • Hello Laura

      Thank you for your comment regarding the Eastern Relief Road. The answers to your questions will be in the documentation submitted with the planning application. The paperwork for the ERR (including many, many pages of environmental studies etc) are in the parish office and available for viewing during office opening hours (9-12 Monday to Friday). They are also available on Wokingham Borough Council’s website, under planning application reference F/2010/1428.

  2. I am also disappointed to see that the plans do not show any details for cycle paths and routes. I would like to see how the plans will improve cycling along the A327, over the M4 and around the Black Boy roundabout, which at the moment, is inconvenient and in places, dangerous.

    • Hello Laura – I have replied by email, putting you in touch with the right person to speak to regarding changes to the cycling network across the parish.

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