Nine Mile Ride Extension (NMRE) connects the existing A327 Eversley Road in the north with the Nine Mile Ride / Park Lane junction in the south.
The NMRE construction is in two sections. The Northern section between A327 Eversley Road and the lane next to Hogwood Industrial Estate is complete. The planning application for the Southern section is expected in summer 2018.
Why we're building Nine Mile Ride Extension - South (NMRES)
We are committed to the development of 3,500 new homes with associated transport and green community infrastructure at Arborfield Garrison Strategic Development Location (SDL).
The SDL comprises of the Garrison site, Hogwood Farm and land immediately to the south. The land at Hogwood Farm forms the southern part of this SDL and is identified as having the capacity for 1500 new homes.
The Nine Mile Ride Extension South (NMRES) is proposed to be the primary road in and out of SDL, connecting the existing A327 with Nine Mile Ride and provide important access for the main employment area.
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The council adopted the Core Strategy Development Plan that identified the extension of existing Nine Mile Ride and Park Lane junction to the A327 Eversley Road.
Subsequently in October 2011 we adopted the Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) to guide the SDL development.
The SPD was prepared through a Consultation process in 2010 and 2011 involving the public, stakeholders, representatives from public sector agencies, landowners, officers and members of the council.
The Consultation process included:
- Three workshops to help inform the initial Options Phase of the SPD (a Stakeholder workshop and two community workshops)
- An exhibition on options
- A first statutory consultation
- A consultation with Wokingham community hubs
- A second statutory consultation
The council executive adopted the approved illustrative preferred spatial framework plan included in the SPD.
This plan will be subject to ongoing refinement as the master planning of the SDL progresses through the Outline and Reserved Matters stages.
Current project status
The council approved the Outline Planning Application for NMRES in January 2017. The Developer is conducting engineering surveys and is currently working towards the Reserve Matters Planning Application Submission in summer 2018.