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South Wokingham distributor road

Consultation

Public consultation for the proposed highway is now closed.

The purpose of the consultation was to provide information on three alternative routes to serve new development in south Wokingham. The South Wokingham Distributor Road is designed to provide access to the new development and to minimise development traffic impacts on residential roads in south Wokingham.

Analysis of consultation responses

Analysis of the public consultation responses has shown a clear public preference for a route through the centre of the development - 81% of consultation responses supported this option. A summary of these responses can be read in the ‘South Wokingham Distributor Road: Report on Consultation’.

Decision on the consultation

This was reported to the Council’s Executive on 27 November 2014. The Executive supported the public preference. Consequently the project will now go forward on the basis of the following scheme package:

  • A spine road through the centre of the South Wokingham SDL

  • A new bridge will connect to the Montague Park section of the road already being constructed north of the Waterloo railway line

  • The distributor road would continue to new junctions with Waterloo Road, Easthampstead Road and on to Finchampstead Road, connecting at the existing Tesco roundabout
  • In line with the public response, the route will consider a change to the consultation route south of Knoll Farm (Option B1) and across the existing flood attenuation pond west of Easthampstead Road
  • It will include closure of Waterloo Road level crossing as alternative routes are provided by the distributor road and the new railway bridge to Montague Park
  • An improvement to Peacock Lane will be made towards Jennetts Park and Bracknell
  • The existing Guildford Line railway bridge at Finchampstead Road will be demolished and replaced with a new, wider and higher structure to provide better pedestrian and cyclist provision and to enable use of the road by high sided vehicles
  • Finchampstead Road will be improved and realigned between Molly Millars Lane and the Tesco roundabouts
  • An enlarged roundabout will be provided at Molly Millars Lane
  • Investigation will be made for pedestrian and cyclist crossings of the Waterloo Line to connect the new development south of the railway with Wokingham town centre

It is anticipated a planning application for the new road will be submitted during 2016/17.

Supporting Documents

Find out more

Read the South Wokingham distributor road documents to find out more about the plans.

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