Wokingham Station Link Road planning application submitted


A planning application for the Wokingham Station Link Road scheme has now been submitted by the council, following widespread public consultation earlier this year.

The application encompasses a new highway between Reading and Station Roads, a transport interchange outside the new station, new signal junctions at Reading Road, Shute End and Wellington Road and improved provision for pedestrians and cyclists.

Wokingham Borough Council is working with Network Rail and South West Trains over the proposals to make major improvements to Wokingham railway station.

A key part of the multi-million pound scheme is a link road between the station forecourt and A329 Reading Road.

The aim of the scheme is to tackle traffic congestion – one of Wokingham Borough Council’s key Vision priorities – and together with the new station building create a pivotal gateway into the town centre.

62 per cent of Wokingham residents who took part in the public consultation back the proposals, and many of their responses led to subtle changes being made to the overall design of the scheme and planning application.

The planning application seeks permission for the, “demolition of numbers 48 and 50 Reading Road and construction of a single carriageway link road of approximately 336 metres in length connecting the A321 Wellington Road and the A329 Reading Road (part one-way and part two-way operation); provision of a new combined footway and cycleway along the link road; a transport interchange at Wokingham Railway Station; four new traffic signal controlled junctions and associated alterations landscaping; two noise barriers and provision of new pedestrian crossing facilities.”

A decision on the application is expected to be made in October.

July 28, 2012 |

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