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A339 access plans submitted to West Berkshire Council

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The plans, submitted by Jon Winstanley on behalf of landowner West Berkshire Council, seek permission to construct a traffic light-controlled junction 230-metres south of the Robin Hood Roundabout.
It will include a dedicated right-hand-turn lane on the northbound carriageway of the A339, between its junctions at Bear Lane and the Robin Hood gyratory, and a signal controlled pedestrian and cycle crossing to link the estate with Victoria Park.
The issue sparked concern among businesses in the estate, which runs from Faraday Road, when the district council announced that plans were due to be submitted last month.
Business owners claimed that while plans for the new access to the estate’s Felming Road from the A339 had been in the pipeline for several years, including being outlined in the Newbury Vision 2026 and the London Road Industrial Estate regeneration plans, they had been given little to no information on the sudden progression of the scheme.
A public meeting into the plans has been organised by managing director of Fleming Road business Acedes Gear Tools, Tony Coleman, whose business property would have to be demolished for the scheme.
The meeting is being held at 12.30pm on Thursday. Anyone is welcome, but is asked to confirm attendance in advance by calling Chris Manston at Acedes on (01635) 524252 or emailing chrism@acedes.co.uk.
To view and respond to the plans, visit www.westberks.gov.uk/planning and search application reference 14/03039/FUL
All responses must be submitted by December 24.

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