Transport improvements


Alongside new housing and public open space, the developments have also included investment in improving local transport infrastructure.  A key feature has been the creation of the Eastern Relief Road that connects Reading to the north and the A327 Arborfield Road south east of Shinfield.  This provides relief for Shinfield and the A327 Black Boy overbridge of the M4 as well as access to the new Science and Innovation Park.


Traffic management schemes to reduce speeds and improve pedestrian crossings have been implemented along Basingstoke Road, its junction with Hyde End Road improved and a new mini-roundabout created at Church Lane.

Building new homes has provided substantial new funds that have delivered public transport services like the Mereoak Park and Ride and new bus services which now link the new housing and the existing villages to Reading Town Centre and beyond.