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Arborfield Relief Road

Technical Recommendation Not Adopted Council Policy

As presented on 15 July 2013

Background
WSP was appointed to identify the most appropriate scheme to mitigate Arborfield Garrison SDL development (3,500 houses) Stage 1A Scheme Identification Stage 1B will gain certainty of delivery and costs of the recommended scheme Stage 2 will complete the Planning Application Stage 3 will prepare Construction Drawings and Tender documents for construction

Stage 1A Scheme Identification


The study considered four general relief road options In total, 21 option variations were tested for a Design Year of 2026

Stage 1A
The analysis considered: Traffic Policy Environmental impacts Property impacts Land requirements Engineering design Deliverability Public and political refinement

Stage 1A Progress
The draft report has been reviewed by officer disciplines It has been reported to local Councillors and Members (09 July) Land owners directly affected have been contacted This event provides details of the technical recommendation (15 July) It will be discussed at Executive (July 2013) ( )

Stage 1A Progress (continued)


A presentation to Arborfield SDL developers is to be arranged Public consultation is planned from September 2013 The preferred scheme requires formal Executive approval (anticipated January 2014) Only then will WBC commission Stage 1B

Indicative Cross Section

Arborfield Relief Road Options

Options
READING

Schematic Options

N
Wokingham

A B
Spencers Wood

DM

Arborfield Cross

C
Finchampstead

Swallowfield

Riseley
Modelled link

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Options Overview Plan

Groundwater Source Protection Zone

D A B C

Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Environmental Constraints Plan

Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Reading

Winnersh

Main traffic movements


Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland

Wokingham

Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Hampshire
Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Arborfield Relief Road Option C (Long Route)

River Loddon Engineering Impacts

Speed Limit

C
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site

Kennys Farm SAM Ancient Woodland

Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Attracts more traffic to the A327

Arborfield Relief Road Option B (Middle Route)

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Ancient Woodland Greensward Lane Noise and Visual Engineering Impacts

Speed Limit

40

B
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Speed Limit

40

B1
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Arborfield Relief Road Option D (Short, Eastern Route)

Speed Limit

40

D1
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Speed Limit

40

D2
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Noise Engineering
Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Arborfield Relief Road Option A (Short, Western Route)

Speed Limit

40

A
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site

Main River

Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Speed Limit

40

A1
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site

Main River

Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Speed Limit

40

A2
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site

Main River

Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Speed Limit

40

A3
Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site

Main River

Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Arborfield Relief Road Shortlisted Options

Speed Limit

40

A3 D1 B1

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

Speed Limit

40

A3
Technical Recommendation Groundwater Source Protection Zone Public Right of Way

Best Performing Traffic Option Environmental Improvement

Listed Building Ancient Woodland Local Wildlife Site Local Nature Reserve Tree Protection Orders 1 in 30yr Flood Level 1 in 20yr Flood Level

Generally satisfies objectives

Generally fails to meet objectives

A3
Technical Recommendation

Arborfield Cross village centre in 1999

Arborfield Relief Road


Technical Recommendation

A3
Technical Recommendation

A3
Technical Recommendation

Conservation Area

Conservation Area Listed Building Yew Tree Farm Chamberlains Farm Ducks Nest Farmhouse Main river Possible impact from noise and visual intrusion

or
Severance of Lockey Farm fields

A3
Technical Recommendation

Conservation Area

Conservation Area Listed Building Yew Tree Farm

Cutting Pinch point. Significant impact on listed buildings

Chamberlains Farm Ducks Nest Farmhouse

Impact on listed building

Main river Possible impact from noise and visual intrusion

or
Speed Limit 1. Crossing of Main River. 2. Impact on Playing Fields. Consider alignment change?
40

A3
Technical Recommendation

Land Ownership
Note: Land parcels indicate different ownership. Two parcels of the same colour does not infer the same land owner.

Process
Stage 1A completed in draft Member and Public Consultation underway Confirm or modify Stage 1A scheme Executive approval Spring 2014? Commission Stage 1B for design and costing Stage 2 prepares the scheme for Planning Application Stage 3 prepares scheme drawings to enable construction

Questions

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N