In addition to the SANGs, other areas of open space are at the heart of the proposals. These have been included across the South of M4 SDL.

Informal and formal play areas are provided in each of the villages. Space for sports pitches and allotments is identified in the open space between Shinfield, Spencers Wood and Three Mile Cross (as seen in the SDL Concept Plan). These areas, together with each SANG will be connected by new footpaths; offering a circular footpath route through a large area of open space and countryside.