Transport, Access & Housing Focus Group
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.
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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?
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?
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?
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
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