The consortium of developers for the South Wokingham Strategic Development Location south of the
Reading-Waterloo railway line held two exhibitions of their plans for that area on Saturday 3 November and Thursday
8 November 2018. The development is intended to include 1600 dwellings, a primary school, a local centre and
natural green space. The consortium intends to submit an overall planning application early in 2019, to be followed
by three more detailed applications for specific sites within the development area.
Not included in these plans is land around the Lucas Hospital to the west of the consortium’s area. This will be subject to a separate planning application by Persimmon Homes, which is not part of the consortium.
The South Wokingham Distributor Road, which will run through these sites, will be financed by Wokingham Borough Council, and is still being planned in respect of the central and eastern parts of the route (see South Wokingham Distributor Road).
The Wokingham Society Executive Committee’s response to the Exhibition can be seen here.