Berkeley Homes has now submitted its planning application for blocks of flats on Vastern Road. Importantly for cyclists this development includes for a new link from the cycle/pedestrian bridge over the Thames to Vastern Road and the town centre.
This is a once-only opportunity to make a good quality cycle link from north Reading to the town centre, but Berkeley has proposed a ramp with two 180 degree switchbacks, one of which is the milling around area in front of a café. We don’t think this is great.
If you want to view, comment or object to this application you can do so on the Reading planning portal (http://planning. reading.gov.uk). The application number is 200188.