Greenways Route B will connect Cantley Park to Arborfield Cross via Woosehill. A public consultation on Route B was undertaken in March to May 2019 to consider the concept of the whole route. Secondary public consultations for separate sections of the route are also being undertaken once the designs have been further developed.
Take a look at the consultation document below:
The route has now been split into four sections. Take a look at the map of the full route below:
Section 1 – Cantley Park to Woosehill via Matthewsgreen
In Summer 2020 we consulted on an amended route for this section of the greenway through Cantley Park and Matthewsgreen. Take a look at the consultation documents below:
Construction at Cantley Park commenced in February 2021 and was completed in May 2021. Take a look at the photos of construction at Cantley Park below:
A statutory consultation is currently underway for the bridleway creation along the Jubilee Avenue section of the route. The outcome of this consultation will determine the schedule for works going forward. If the creation order is confirmed it is expected to take 40 days to complete construction and the tender will not be issued until the creation order process has been completed. The detailed design is also being developed prior to issuing the tender for the works. Take a look at the documents on our public rights of way modification orders page.
The design for a zebra crossing at Milton Road is also being developed and this will be installed at the same time as the Jubilee Avenue section.
Take a look at this section of the route below:
Section 2.1 – Woosehill Meadows from Reading Road to Heron Road
A public consultation was undertaken in March to April 2021 for the Woosehill Meadows section of the route. Take a look at the consultation document below:
Thank you to everyone who took part in this consultation. All comments received are now being reviewed and a consultation report outlining the council's response will be developed and published in the coming months.
Works on this section are being planned to work in concert with the South East Rivers Trust planned works on the paleochannel in Woosehill Meadows. It is estimated that construction on the bridge foundations would start in August 2021 and be completed by September 2021. The bridge can be constructed in November to December 2021 and the path itself can be constructed between April and August 2022.
You can see more detail of the route in the design drawings below:
Section 2.2 – Heron Road to Bearwood Road via Foxhill
Negotiations and discussions are still underway with landowners regarding this section, as we are seeking opportunities for an alternate route in this area. Whilst negotiations are underway it is not possible to develop a detailed plan for construction but it is expected that this can begin in 2022.
Take a look at the route below:
Section 3 – Coombes Lane and Coles Lane
An initial design has been developed for a partial closure of this lane to facilitate the greenway. Consultation with adjacent landowners raised concerns about the private access to land adjacent to the lane and issues with the proposed closure. This has led to an adjustment of the design which will not require a closure of the route for vehicles.
This will be kept under review to ensure that the route remains suitable and safe for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The route is currently being redesigned to cater for occasional vehicle traffic and agricultural traffic that use the lane.
The bridge at the Coles Lane ford will also be improved to facilitate an accessible crossing point for mobility restricted users.
It is estimated that construction on the bridge foundations will start in August 2021 and be completed by September 2021. The bridge can be constructed in November to December 2021 and the path itself can be constructed between April and August 2022.
Take a look at the route below: