New Park & Rides Planned For Wokingham

29 March 2013, 06:00

People in Wokingham have a chance to have a say on how park and ride services will run over the next 15 years.

Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) wants people's views of its park and ride strategy with two new sites proposed for Mereoak, Junction 11 and Winnersh Triangle (adjacent to the train station).

The council has recently signed another one year deal for the park and ride at flood-hit Loddon Bridge while they work on this plan for facilities up until 2026.

Cllr Keith Baker, executive member for highways and planning, said: "The council has consistently said it wishes to keep a park and ride facility in the area of Loddon Bridge, despite many rumours to the contrary. 

"The site at Winnersh Triangle is an ideal replacement location, close enough to make little difference to the users yet far enough from the river and the flooding issue."

Anyone interested in giving their views on the draft strategy has until Friday March 29. There will be further opportunities to comment on the two new park and ride locations as part of the statutory planning process.