AFTER years of speculation and questions the proposed access roads into Newbury’s largest ever housing development have finally been confirmed.
Four separate all through traffic routes into the 2,000 home Sandleford Park site are being proposed (shown on the map as A, B, C and D) – two from Monks Lane (A and B), one from the A339 Newtown Road (C) and another from Warren Road (D).
Another emergency access route will be via Kendrick Road.
However the accesses from the A339 and Warren Road are both subject to discussions taking place between developers and third party landowners.
To provide a suitable access from Warren Road, developer Donnington New Homes will have to acquire land from third party owners as well as a section of land from Park House School.
The access from the A339 is subject to discussions between the landowner - Newbury College - and West Berkshire Council.
The location of one of the two primary schools has also changed – with it being rerouted away from Newbury College closer to Newbury Rugby Club.
Bus stops will be located along Monks Lane while the first phase of the development is completed, but bus services will be rerouted through the centre of the site as the project progresses.
The planning application, which is expected to be submitted at the end of this month, will consist of a 'hybrid' outline application from Bloor Homes and Donnington New Homes - both of the main developers for the site.
Another will be submitted by Bloor for the first phase of the development which will include up to 350 new homes and one of the two primary schools.
The plans were unveiled at a public exhibition at Newbury Rugby Club last week.
For full details of the plans, including what the developers intend to do to alleviate traffic flow around the site, pick up a copy of next week's Newbury Weekly News.
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