RPS is providing traffic and transportation services to Hallam Land Management & Wilson Enterprises Ltd for this proposed Garden Town including circa 15,000 new homes, a new rail station, schools, employment and retail outlets.
Major infrastructure provision for the scheme is required and includes the potential for a new M4 bridge linking into Reading, a rail station on the Reading / Basingstoke line, and measures to enhance the Mass Rapid Transit Scheme into Reading and the wider area.
The scheme has been submitted to the DCLG for funding to progress the project and offers a realistic opportunity for major development at a location with significant alternative transport opportunities.
Key issues include:
Assessment of the strategic transport network
Review of the network constraints and the opportunities for mode shift within the local and broader area
Highway engineering design solutions for the transport network
Working in partnership with three Local Highway Authorities, Highways England and Network Rail to deliver viable transport solutions