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Winnersh Relief Road

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Why we're building a Winnersh Relief Road

Once completed the Winnersh Relief Road will reduce existing congestion through Winnersh village and on the wider road network. It has also been designed to provide additional capacity, which will help the Borough meet its objectives for housing and economic growth, and job creation. The new road once opened 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.

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Background

Winnersh Relief Road Phase 1 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

The first phase of the Winnersh Relief Road, which has been built by the developer Bovis, is now open.

We have submitted a full planning application for Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2 which, subject to planning consent, would connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road.

Subject to successfully obtaining planning permission for Phase 2, detailed design work would be produced incorporating any planning conditions with construction planned to begin in late 2019 and the relief road opening to traffic in summer 2021.

We submitted a full planning application for Winnersh Relief Road Phase 2 in April 2018 which, subject to planning consent, would connect the B3030 King Street Lane to the A329 Reading Road.

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 our Civic Offices at Shute End from Tuesday 19 September to 10 October. 

The original planning application for Phase 2 was submitted in April 2018 but has since been updated as a result of valued feedback from local residents and business. We welcome further formal comments on these improvement which include:

  • The proposed northern roundabout to be moved further away from properties 305-315 Reading Road
  • Amendments to the proposed pedestrian crossing points
  • Introducing a shared space 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

 

Application documents (reference number 180760) can be viewed and formal comments on the application can be made to us before 24 September on the 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, which is now open,  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.)

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