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Winnersh relief road

Winnersh Relief Road

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Map of Winnersh Relief Road
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Why we're building a Winnersh relief road

The completed Winnersh Relief Road will reduce existing congestion through Winnersh village and on the wider road network. It is also designed to provide additional capacity, which will help the Borough meet its objectives for housing and economic growth, and job creation. The new road will also improve existing routes and create new connections for pedestrians and cyclists that live and work in the area between King Street Lane and Reading Road.

See the major new roads map.                  


Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1, which is now complete, connects the B3270 Lower Earley Way to the B3030 King Street Lane. Phase 2 will connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road. The scheme includes an extension to the existing Longdon Road and a new roundabout junction location on the A329 Reading Road, north of the M4 overbridge. 

Current project status

We are currently working towards a Planning Application Submission later this year. See the 'Planning Application' tab, below, for further information.

Work on the planning application for the Winnersh Relief Road has begun and we aim to submit an application in late 2017. 

We have been undertaking numerous investigations and surveys including trees, ecology, landscape, archaeology, noise and transportation. We have also been speaking with key stakeholders and interest groups such as utility companies, allotment occupiers and the fuelling station.

We held the following public exhibitions to update the public on our proposals:

  • Wednesday 13 September 2017 (9am to 6pm) at Allnatt Pavilion    
  • Saturday 16 September 2017 (1pm to 6pm) at the Winnersh Community Centre   
  • Monday 18 September 2017 (6pm to 9pm) at the Allnatt Pavilion

The Exhibition boards were on display at the Wokingham Borough Council's Civic Offices at Shute End from Tuesday 19 September to 10 October. 


Once a planning application has been submitted, the planning reference will be added to this page and formal comments on the application can be made to the Council via the online planning comments page

Subject to successfully obtaining planning permission, detailed design work will be produced incorporating any planning conditions. We currently plan to begin construction in late 2019 with the relief road opening to traffic in summer 2021.

Phase 1 of the Winnersh Relief Road runs between the B3270 and King Street Lane. It was built by Bovis Homes and Persimmon as part of their new housing development on the former Hatch Farm Dairies site. 

To find out more, read the planning application details on our search planning applications page. (Type in application number O/2006/8687 or ‘Hatch Farm Dairies’ to read the details.) You can also email WRR@wokingham.gov.uk for more details.

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