The Consortium has planning permission for up to 900 homes as a further part of the Council’s South of M4 SDL allocation. This proposed development is on land at Spencers Wood and Three Mile Cross, and will provide up to 35% of the dwellings as affordable homes, plus a new primary school on a site adjoining Hyde End Lane and Ryeish Lane which will open in 2018, Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) and other public open space including provision for sports pitches, play areas and allotments.

Taylor Wimpey and David Wilson Homes both have separate sites managing sales for the new development at Croft Gardens. 

 

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The proposed development will also provide a range of financial contributions towards other community facilities, including secondary education, a contribution to the proposed Shinfield Local Centre community building, public transport services, the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road and Mereoak Park and Ride.

276 new homes are currently being built on land to the south of Croft Road by David Wilson Homes and Taylor Wimpey. A further 360 homes will be built to the north of Croft Road and around 160 new homes at Three Mile Cross. 

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Roads & Traffic

The Consortium recognises that the proposed development will have an impact on the existing road network. Detailed research has been undertaken to project the likely effects so that any future issues are minimised. For example, improvement schemes for the Basingstoke Road/Hyde End Road junction and the mini-roundabout at Church Lane have been proposed, incorporating localised carriageway widening and traffic signals. A traffic management scheme has also been devised by the Consortium which proposes measures to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian crossings along Basingstoke Road.


Other Consortium transport proposals include the new Eastern Relief Road at Shinfield and new bus services linking the new housing and existing villages to Reading town centre.

 

Spencers Wood & Three Mile Cross