Plans have been submitted for the 250-space Coppid Beech park & ride.

Wokingham Borough Council has applied for permission to build it on a site just within its boundary with Bracknell Forest at the Coppid Beech roundabout, next to the A329M.

The £3 million project will be largely paid for by the Government’s Local Growth Fund from the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, which will provide £2.4m, with the rest paid by the council.

Buses will service Wokingham and Bracknell town centres and could link with Reading.

Cllr Pauline Jorgensen, executive member for highways and transport, said: “A new park & ride at Coppid Beech will help us to ease congestion on the A329 London Road in and out of Wokingham town centre.

“It helps give residents in the area more sustainable transport options for travelling into Wokingham or Bracknell thanks to the potential to link up with the already high quality bus service in the area.”

If approved, construction is set to start in Winter 2020 with completion in 2021.

The council is also seeking to add a floor to the Winnersh Triangle park & ride. That application was submitted in April.

Image (Google): The site is shown to the left of the roundabout.

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