Talks held to find new site for Loddon Bridge park & ride
August 10, 2012
Negotiations are taking place to move Loddon Bridge Park and Ride to a new location.
Wokingham Borough Council is currently looking to move the service, which is used by workers and shoppers travelling to Reading, from its current spot at Showcase Cinema in Winnersh Triangle to another place within the immediate area.
The council’s lease with land owner National Amusements is up for renewal in March.
Councillor Keith Baker, executive member for highways and planning, said: “There is work taking place to find an alternative site and we would prefer to move it because the Loddon Bridge site makes it less sustainable.”
The current park and ride site regularly floods during heavy rain and has to close when flood alerts are issued for the neighbouring River Loddon.
Cllr Baker added: “If we haven’t completed our work to locate to a new site then we would discuss with Showcase owners for an extension on the lease.”
The council is due to publish its park and ride strategy within the next few weeks which sets out its aims to have a park and ride at Thames Valley Business Park, at Loddon Valley and at Coppid Beech roundabout.