Wokingham residents back Wokingham Station link road


After a public consultation into the Wokingham Station Link Road between February 1 and April 6. 62 per cent of Wokingham residents taking part in a consultation are backing proposals to improve the road network around Wokingham railway station and the Barkham Road level crossing, backed the proposals.

The consultation included direct leaflets and feedback forms to more than 2500 homes and businesses near the proposed scheme, extensive web-based plans and information sheets, plus dedicated email contact address and online feedback forms.

There were also press releases, postings and interactions on Twitter and Facebook, individual meetings, and a three-day exhibition located within a vacant shop in the town centre which attracted more than 500 people.

The proposals were also on display at the council’s Shute End offices during the whole consultation period.

Overall, 599 questionnaires were returned and164 respondents completed the online survey. The overall response rate, based on the total number of leaflets and forms issued, gave a 19% public response rate.

“This response rate is very encouraging for a consultation of this nature and compares favourably with previous Wokingham Borough Council consultations,” said Cllr Keith Baker, executive member for planning and highways.

“It shows just how keen people were to take part in this important consultation.”

Only 27 per cent of residents taking part in the consultation said they were against the proposals.

June 29, 2012 |

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