The July 2011 Survey for the Regeneration of Wokingham Town Centre Comments
Q5 What single thing do you think the development should do to improve the town centre?
remove 1960’s buildings, rebuild more in character with market town
create buildings in tune with existing buildings -old market town style architecture
maintain Market Town feel
buildings in Peach Street, Peach Street and corner of Rose Street need re-furbishing
compliment whats here, don’t create fake historic building styles, make a statement that
Wokingham is looking towards the future
Keep market town feel, retain historic buildings
stop trying to be like Bracknell and Reading
Demolish the ugly buildings which have already destroyed the character of the town, and
replace them with quality architecture which will enhance it. Stop any further destruction of
our built heritage.
Modernise but keep the market town feel.
improve existing buildings to keep market town feel.
glass, concrete and weird shapes
less concrete blocks/roads more market town character
improve the shop appearances in traditional style
Rose Street should not be spoiled by modern housing, and it’s a conservation area
old and new architecture in proposals do not mix, so the old will be spoiled, and new look
out of place
aim to tidy up town now, keep traditional market town feel.
bring vision to reality without losing market town feeling
proposed buildings on Elms Field looks like Reading Prison
Knock down buildings on either side of the Bull & Bush
make use of what we have and maintain it
make sure architecture can withstand test of time, preserve for the future, keep market
town feel, and be ‘classy’
quality low rise buildings that do not overwhelm the community feel of the town
architecture to be in keeping with Rose Street and Market Square
restore market town feel with pedestrianisation.
recreate the historic look of Peach Street with small shops and visually independent
keep the look of the old market town, but with modern services
present a respectful modern slant on town feel
knock down boarded up buildings, and build new ones in place
no glass or modern ‘monstrosities’ that would ruin the character of the town - too much
remove buildings opposite town hall
smarten up existing buildings, provide a heritage centre/museum
tidy up of Peach Street facade
maintain the old architecture and blend with the new
make the town more modern, improve 60’s buildings
redevelop Peach Street first
bring Wokingham up to date while maintaining it’s charm and uniqueness
Traffic & Parking
improve traffic situation
Improve traffic flow.
remove through traffic
improve the congestion
provide enough parking space in town centre
Traffic needs to be routed around the town, too much traffic passing through!
control heavy traffic
divert the through traffic
There has to be a solution to the traffic problems before any re-development.
Tidy up Rose Street car park area.
keep Rose Street car park.
remove traffic but increase cycle lanes
take lorries out of though routes - they cause large delays in the town already
multi story car park at Shute End is no good for elderly and disabled
sort out traffic properly taking full account of new out of town developments
encourage people into town centre - ensure easy parking
remove A329 from shopping area
traffic volume is worrying
build a pedestrian bridge/ flyover instead of level crossing - it would ease congestion
take out traffic or substantially reduce it
remove traffic from Peach Street
free flow of traffic
proper traffic management
parking places near methodist church
clear road markings
keep traffic away from denmark street
ease the traffic on Peach Street
Open Space/Elm’s Field
Do not loose open space at Elms Field - it is an irreplaceable asset
retain open and green spaces
more greenery areas
don’t build on green space
more sit down areas and ‘eateries’
more green/gardens/kid’s play areas
improve leisure facilities at Elms Field eg tennis courts, mini golf, music
no road through Elms Field, keep as much of it as possible
extend the amount of green space providing more trees and areas for outdoor activities,
especially for the elderly
The area needs family orientated spaces. Ideas from Bluewater shopping centre can be
adopted such as outdoor activities, cinema, etc. create outdoor terraces for restaurants and
improve town centre park - a nice park with modern equipment and a nice cafe.
retain or improve an open space environment for people to meet and relax.
Develop Elms Field
music in Elms Field
preserve green entrance from Finchampstead road
skatepark for young teens at Elms Field
public free tennis courts
abandon proposal, and keep green spaces with more trees
multi purpose open space for all to relax during the day/evening
maintain Elms Field which belongs to the people of Wokingham not the council
improve green spaces
plazas/courtyard style/outdoor entertainment will encourage people to visit
preserve existing mature trees
too many empty retail units - fill them before redeveloping
specialist shops providing a more diverse shopping experience not necessarily the same
shops found everywhere else, from hardware to leisure
no more supermarkets
upgrade appearance of shops.
focus on Peach Street, re-do existing shops, increase efforts to find tenants for empty
no more cafes or restaurants
attract a department store instead of a supermarket
be different from Reading and Bracknell, no chain shops of superstores, cater for all ages -
remember there is an aging population
more and better quality retail.
reduce business rates or rents to encourage business
encourage independent retailers and local producers to keep market town feel
a good mix of restaurants/cafes
more entertainment, e.g. cinemas
provide low cost premises for independent small retailers.
Ensure that the re-development encourages more people to shop in Wokingham
Bring in the bigger stores to the area.
bring shopping areas together, not spread out, such as in the proposals
concentrate on Peach Street retail area - regenerate
market place should remain as heart of town
maintain existing retail area
no shopping centre
cheap leases and rent charges for small retailers
improve appearance of shops backing onto Rose Street car park
improve security after shopping hours
protect small shops who are not part of big franchises
make M&S a department store where the food store is in the proposals
bring in significant destination shops to make overall offering an effective place to shop
re design current market stalls to attract a wider variety of retailers
refurbish existing shops fronts and flats above
create a large shopping mall
create open spaced shopping
no more estate agents or banks
encourage private shops
improve pedestrian areas
pedestrian areas on Peach Street and Denmark Street
improve pedestrian access to shops in convivial atmosphere.
more pedestrian crossings and speed restrictions
The pedestrian access and movement of people around the town should be the priority.
Dangerous pedestrian situation at the narrowest part of Denmark Street.
attend to very bad paving in all main pathways, provide a good pathway along left side of
Cricket Ground Road
pedestrianise the high street from the ship to the tudor house surgery
make more pedestrian areas
improve circulation and access
install public toilet and disabled facilities
Listen to people of Wokingham
keep the Redan pub
keep the town centre as the focus of the town
Do not crowd or box in the methodist church
make it appeal to all ages
need more places for younger people
need more flats for children in care
more new housing
listen to what the residents of Wokingham actually want
too many new houses proposed
make the town centre wheelchair friendly
perhaps a bandstand?
add more cycle lanes
remove the level crossing at railway station
have a bridge over the railway line
health centre and surgery
The July 2011 Survey for the Regeneration of Wokingham Town Centre Comments 2
Q12 Do you have any other comments?
No need for another supermarket
a department store would be much more appropriate than a supermarket
there are enough coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants
encourage independent specialist retailers to encourage market town feel
too much retail space
needs better variety of shops
small units to pay much lower rent so they can survive and compete as individuals.
An area needs to be provided for all the deliveries currently made into businesses. More
retail outlets and businesses in town will mean more deliveries without adequate parking
being made available for this purpose. I currently run a retail business in 31-35 Denmark
Street and the disruption which will be caused by this development is of concern on several
counts, the increase in amount and size of traffic passing my shop, the increase in general
noise level as building takes place, and potentially the decline of business as the
development is in progress, perhaps a decrease in business rates will prove necessary?
The residents want shops that can’t be found in Reading or other big shopping areas, not
Make Wokingham individual from Reading and other nearby shopping areas. Allow the
Local Wokingham card to offer discounts
If the rents are too high, units will be vacant too long. There needs to be incentive to rent
in town centre.
The food store will not be used
a larger M&S rather than a new supermarket at Elms Field
new shopping areas should connect better with existing shopping areas.
disappointed that the ‘mainstream food store’ will apparently attract people to town, since
there are already several large food stores.
would be better to concentrate on filling already empty shops
perhaps a farmers market every weekend rather than month?
food store should not back onto waterloo road
affordable retail outlets, Market areas to encourage local produce to be sold and available
mix of shops, independent retailers, different shops from places like Bracknell and
no big stores
the amount of retail and housing planned for `peach Place is far too dense and would spoil
the character of Wokingham
The design could be more in keeping with the character of the town.
The plans do not respect the historic and architectural heritage of Wokingham
Don’t try to create another Reading, keep the market town feel.
replace 60’s buildings along Peach Street to Rose Street with new buildings in keeping
with the market town feel
traditional architecture should be used on Peach Street Facade in keeping with market
town feel, more contemporary architecture should be used in area behind Peach Street and
at Elms Field.
housing proposed is far to dense for character of Wokingham, needs t retain it’s unique
consider new ground breaking architectural designs
the scheme is not in keeping with market town feel. architecture needs to maintain and
enhance traditional market town character
The design does not capture the essence of the present town centre - it feels too space
age with too much glass.
I don’t trust you to do the right thing by our market town.
the scheme could ruin Wokingham - bland metal frames, sheet glass and cement render.
keep traditional architecture, and apply to new areas
new station to be built in a similar architectural style as previous victorian style.
improve aspect of the ‘southern gateway’ to blend with existing building features of the
retain heritage of the town e.g. Rose street (consider traffic possibilities), architecture
should be sympathetic with existing style - in particular Peach Place
no adequate provisions have been made for new retail
Bradbury Centre in Peach Place is a dominant feature with pleasant architecture, however,
will be obscured by proposed retail and leisure facilities. also, important fire door in Bradbury
centre will have limited space due to proximity of one of the retail units
visually prominent anchor retail and proposed hotel are not in keeping with this market
new houses at Rose Street should be 2 story and in keeping with style of existing houses
brick buildings should be retained to keep market town character,
ensure the building is appropriate and in market town character, no glass or metal, do not
include housing in peach street
The shop fronts of Peach Street down to Rose Street are not good - need re-design
all development should be max 2 stories high, keep in market town character
designs for Rose Street and Broad Street are too modern,
get rid of wall above Boots, knock down this area and rebuild with traditional buildings
proposals are too modern and will date very quickly
keep a mix of old and new buildings
use traditional building materials
modern elements don’t blend with existing buildings
Open Space/Elms Field
leave Elms Park alone- locations don’t have to be filled to be appreciated
No building on Elms Field
Elms Field should be kept green, and not reduced in size
Consider creating water feature at Elms Field.
more children’s play areas
Elms Field must be enhanced not reduced
leave plenty of green space and leave play area
no wide open spaces which serve no purpose
keep green spaces
do not reduce green space - not enough for festivals, or events
expressed dislike towards the urban park - Elms park should be kept, improved.
no road cutting through Elms Field
Elms Field is the ‘gateway’ from the south - a supermarket loading bay is not appealing.
a wider pavement linking Elms Field to the town hall area would unify the two spaces
roads and development on Elms Field will make it noisy and dangerous
totally opposed to the food store and hotel on Elms Field
disappointed at loss of green space in Elms Field and the cricket club which are valuable
unique design for open space- sculpture, landscaping, maze
elms field - needs something to attract people
retain lots of trees and bushes
don’t need a hotel on Elms Field
maintain current green space
If Elms Field is built on, there would be a lack of places for young adults to socialise.
Traffic & Parking
Sort the traffic issues
need more car parks
free parking during the week
leave car parks at the paddocks and Rose street, as they are needed
no multi story car park
supermarket and hotel will make traffic worse
Many will find walking from the gateway car parks difficult, especially older people. Where
will be the new disabled parking places?
more housing and flats will increase already gridlocked traffic
get rid of train level crossing - won’t cope with additional traffic
With a one way system in place in Wokingham, this will lead to heavy congested periods.
The town centre should not be destroyed by more cars
maybe close Denmark Street to traffic for outdoor events.
proposed road between Shute road and a listed wall is a possible rat run?
The width of Wellington Road needs to be doubled in order to take the current traffic.
broad pavements and cycle lanes should be added to both sides of the road.
If Shute End, Elms Field, and Rose Street car parks gone, where can people park? Not keen
on underground lifts.
A main consideration should be the number of crossings that are used by pedestrians and
the points these are sited at. This has a significant impact on the traffic flow through the
car parking and congestion are not addressed by this scheme. Elms Road should be a
through road to ease congestion round the railway station.
roads need more space because of traffic
make roads smaller to get rid of traffic
control traffic through tow centre (20mph limit?), ban HGV’s during hours of 8AM - 7PM
no need for underground car park, scheme will cause more traffic chaos
give thought to how development will impact already inadequate road network
plans do not improve either the through routes or centre control system, plus additional
control over feed in roads that does away with the stop start motion through the actual
centre is vital
publish traffic management strategy relative to the regeneration areas and adjacent areas.
build the new station under a road bridge
concerned about increase in housing and decrease in parking spaces
Ensure time is allocated for deliveries
multi-story car park at Shute End too far away from Centre
idea of a supermarket and hotel is ‘ludicrous’, these areas are already destined to become
a traffic bottleneck
little consideration has been given to traffic which is already congested
Relocating Elms Road will not decrease congestion
the needs of The Bradbury Community Centre (labelled church on plans) are completely
ignored. over 60 non-church organisations use the centre, provision for parking is needed for
disabled, elderly, mothers and children.
traffic management is key to success of redevelopment, both traffic flow and parking,
restricted traffic in Denmark Street
Nothing has been done about traffic and congestion in Peach Street, which will inevitably
increase with the development
make proper plans for traffic - if traffic gets worse, no one will want to come - a bridge over
the railway next to bounty alley?
take into consideration extra traffic, and where it will go
reduced car parking for Peach Street area will make the shops in this area suffer - has
underground parking in Rose Street been investigated?
traffic in near by roads will need to be addressed specifically Langborough road
make station road one way traffic
access road from A329 into town will not cope with the volume of traffic being created by
road looks tight by council office and decked car park adjacent to may need to be
development will cause much more traffic
Concerned about Shute end car park
extension of Elms Road coming out onto Shute End would be extremely hazardous,
development will increase congestion
need more car parks in centre of town, deliveries go behind shops not blocking Peach
Street, road planned to come out by Shute End is not good
clear up look of approach roads, signage
don’t do it now, save money and improve infrastructure
level crossing a big problem, will not be solved by a link road
traffic flow needs to be considered when redeveloping the station
if the supermarket and hotel stay, a through road through elms Field will be hazardous to
the elderly and children who use Elms Field, (consider traffic possibilities)
improve pedestrian crossings in the town
and build a new library with safe and sensible (flat) access for children, elderly and disabled
and opening onto the park. Use current library as hotel.
improve safe pedestrian links, improved transport, public toilet facilities, venue for culture
and arts, save redan pub,
pedestrianisation of Broad Street, Peach Street and Denmark Street
improve all pedestrian routes to all schools
pedestrian centre - centre needs to be by-passed
We do not need a hotel.
We need more public toilet facilities
We need provisions for arts and culture, museums, theaters, and entertainment, e.g.
The Redan should be kept
The WBC must listen to what the residents want!
Peach Street should get priority for redevelopment
stop building new estates
lack of cost effective public transport - better bus service from Finchampstead to
Wokingham, from North Woodley to Wokingham, Wokingham to Spencers Wood
the morals of the developers are in doubt
no place for a hotel in centre - should be on outskirts
more places around the town centre to sit and relax
the proposals only think of short term, not long term well being of residents.
We need bungalows/ residential homes for the aging population.
Do we really need a ‘town square’, and will it compensate for the loss of the car park at
we do not need more flats, but rather houses, as there are many existing flats that are
When will the Town Regeneration start?
The tall hotel ruins the approach from the south as it will dominate that view. All deciduous
mature trees should be kept and and the hotel prevents this. currently the trees here are a
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The focus should be on Town Hall,
no support for scheme at all expressed
an attractive hotel needed in town centre (site of old council building?)
housing needs to be low rise 1 or 2 stories. bad when proposed houses back into existing
far to much going on, ignoring views of the residents
area behind telephone exchange needs improving,
not all key stakeholders have been consulted
More Council accommodation for people with families on low income
plenty of rubbish bins,
Need a medical centre
an area for youths to congregate at during evenings, more nightlife activities for young
adults too many new houses proposed
need more brick and period features integrated into the design, much of the design looks
like Bracknell which is currently scheduled for demolition.
plans should concentrate on Peach Street and Milwards side of the Market place. majority
of people wish for this,
complete opposition expressed towards regeneration, no adequate provisions have been
made housing areas
during the recession, is it really wise to be spending this much?
the location of the new retail/leisure centre obscures the Bradbury Centre - the open space
of the plaza would be better suited to the site if the new retail/leisure centre
Council has problem with maintenance of public buildings and areas
if supermarket goes ahead, loading bays and deliveries should be well screened from
The open space in Peach Place needs to be bigger if possible
hotel as gateway, needs to look visually appealing
water feature is not pretty, a simple fountain would do?
now is a bad time to develop town - start with Rose Street area and see what happens
back of food store and servicing fronts onto road and is a gateway entrance - need to
resolve this, could swimming/ bowling be incorporated into the scheme rather than being cut
off by the road?
confine project to refurbishment of Peach street/ Market Square only,
space for performing arts and entertainment, more affordable housing for key workers
with young families
improve layout of railway station
no 3 story housing
development and regeneration is unnecessary and will ruin Wokingham
a well designed central recreational space could support a range of markets, festivals and
commitment to complete Peach place is vital
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The July 2011 Survey for the Regeneration of Wokingham Town Centre
Don't Know 28
Only if it doesn’t destroy the
Why? market town feel
Yes, but not to the extent
Q1 Do you support the 8
concept of Town Centre Not as proposed 8
regeneration? Waste of money, could be
spent on something better
Scheme is being forcibly
Only if proposals reflect the
views of the residents
Don't Know 80
The design destroys market
Why? town feel
There are existing pleasant
retail areas which need
maintaining, not building
There is no need for another
It will look like another
There is no need for a hotel 2
Q2 Do you think that the The new retail parks are on
proposals will create pleasant 2
open spaces, which is bad
new retail areas? There is a lack of access 1
Now is the time of cut backs 1
The reduction of green space
is not warranted
The proposals are too big of
an extent, loss of open areas, 1
There is a lack of parking 1
Elms Field look is poor, retail
anchor looks ‘hideous’ -
clashes with other buildings,
no glass please
The old buildings should be
preserved (The Redan), Elms 1
Field should be left green
More than 3
times per 221
Q3 How often do you shop in week
Wokingham Town Centre? Once a week 166
once a week
More diverse 114
Other public toilet facilities 16
music stores 9
a mix of independent shops 8
entertainment, attraction for
game shop, technology/ IT
department store 4
free easy parking 3
diverse range of bars/
up-market clothes shops,
public toilet facilities 1
Q4 What is presently lacking in
Wokingham Town Centre? museum 1
cheap meeting rooms for U3A
and other organisations
pleasant environment 1
culture & arts, more diverse
charity shops 1
low cost premises for small
distinctive features such as
too many empty shops 1
community building for
exhibitions, educational 1
council housing 1
book shop 1
sport shops 1
proper shopping area 1
health centre 1
pedestrian areas and
High Street 131
Other (specialist shops) etc
department store 6
better mix of bars and
restaurants like Nando’s
we have enough 3
Q6 What type of retail would arts and crafts shops 2
you like to see within the new No seasonal shops e.g
locally owned small shops 1
sport shops 1
music stores 1
larger M&S 1
mix of cultural stores 1
make the market a much
local traders 1
Mainly 1-2 bed
Q7 What type of housing Mainly 2-3
would you like to see within bed
the town centre? Mainly larger 53
Other no new houses 44
no housing at Elms Field 1
Several times 83
Once a week 111
Once or twice
once a month 70
Other to leave open space and Elms
toilet facilities 6
sports pitch 3
a cafe near the park 3
Q8 How often do you use the
existing open space in the
Q8 How often do you use the maintenance of existing
existing open space in the buildings
town centre? wildlife habitats 2
less traffic noise 1
reduction of hedgerow
adjacent to wellington road
and leave it untouched - no
outside cafe 1
in the plans, the water feature
could be the cause of
accidents and water wastage.
youth clubs 1
more pedestrian only areas 1
less development 1
skate park 1
flower beds 1
Q10 The suggested
Don't Know 43
architecture of the new
not in keeping with the
scheme is a blend of 54
Why? market town feel
traditional, in the use of the
modern areas do not blend 33
materials, and modern, in the
keep Rose Street type
architectural detail. Do you 2
think this is appropriate?
maintenance of existing
buildings, not new
Q11 How do you usually travel Bus 33
Letters Regarding the Regeneration Program For Wokingham Town Centre
Point 1 Point 2 Point 3
They run the May Fayre, The purpose of the May Fayre They are concerned that the
which last year raised £25,000 is to draw people and plan would not allow sufficient
to be spent for the benefit of buisnesses into the town space for the event to take
the local community. centre. place in the town centre.
The amount of housing The reduced amount of How will the Station Link Road
proposed is unacceptable - greem space at Elms Field is proposal improve the situation
how will the housing increase also unacceptable - if the town regarding the Railway Level
affect the already stretched grows by 25+%, surely more Crossing? The development of
traffic situation? green space should be The Cricket Club will reduce the
provided? Also a ‘resounding’ amount of Community Parking.
no to the proposed inclusion of What alternative parking is
a supermarket at Elms Field. being proposed?
A town centre manager The integration of the existing The paths from Elms Field to
should be appointed now to retail centre with the new Elms Denmark Street and to
help town centre through Field site would be enhanced Wellington Road require
current difficult trading by the closure of Denmark improvement and upgrading.
conditions, and should Street to traffic during the
encourage existing traders to weekend trading hours. Also,
adapt to new trading activities at Elms Field should
patterns. be limited in favour of activities
around the market place.
It would be better to reduce The Elms Field development Concerned about the morals
the project to independent should take into account the and objectives of the
components in manageable effects of the changes around developers via the creation of
stages that can be modified in the station, especially traffic Wokingham Enterprises Limited.
light of experience - complete flows.
Peach Place and review the
effects before making
changes to Elms Field.
Feels, that the supermarket To encourage more people to
proposed would be enter the current Market area,
unnecessary. It would not be local producers should be
possible to encourage new, encouraged to bring their
small buisnesses in the town produce to the Market.
centre, when a supermarket
in close proximity would pose
as massive competition.
Displeasure at inadequate
publicity for exhibition for the
regeneration of Wokingham
Concern for the removal of
long term parking with the
redevelopment of The
Paddocks and Rose Street car
parks - restriction of parking
would affect both retail and
commercial buildings alike.
More provision to enable al The atmosphere of a ‘village
fresco drinking and dining - green’ would be degraded by
most ideal location for such a supermarket.
venues being the east side of
There is no need for a The traffic plans, along with
supermarket - how would the proposed extra 190
other retailers be encouraged homes, will only make the
into the town? traffic worse.
Concern for the increase in
traffic generated from the
A mini-roundabout should be There needs to be a Denmark Road between
introduced at the end of pedestrian crossing on Langborough Road and
Wellington Road. Wellington Road. Wellington Road needs to be
widened in preparation for the
increase in traffic.
More traffic measures need
to be taken in response to the
increase in traffic, and growth
of the town.
The proposals do not follow Objected to the loss of INFORMATION REMOVED DUE
the Wokingham Town Centre amenity space - the 3 to 4 TO DATA PROTECTION
Masterplan Supplementary storey proposed town houses
Planning Guidance adopted have moved 16m closer than
previously. the 30 m indicated on the
adopted masterplan (in
relation to 9 Albert Road).
Wellington Road needs to be Traffic planning needs to Further consultations of parking
wider, otherwise the road will condsider one way road stratergies - clarification for
be unappealing, and the systems, closure of roads, free parking proposals at Peach
pedestrian access from the flow at all junctions, removal of Place, easily accessible parking
town centre will be parking in third lanes to assist should be provided at all town
dangerous. traffic flow, ‘must turn’ lanes gateways and low cost
and islands, and removal of residential permits should be
traffic lights. introduced
The department store at Elms The architecture needs to The area of the southern
Field - the preferred retail mix represent the traditional gateway needs redesigning -
is 60% of space given to non- market town feel that the consider relocating the hotel,
food items. Concern residents expect. Public toilet car park access, and HGV
expressed over the removal facilities must be provided - movements. a logical location
of the focus of retail away residents consider the current for the hotel is close to the
from the area around the provision of facilities station. Would a joint venture
market. inadequate. with Cantley Lodge meet the
towns needs more accurately,
and also preserve the south
gateway’s green aspect?
Residents need a simple The footfall needs measuring Could the location of the Fire
statement specifying the now and during the Station on the possible southern
precise amount of green development in Wokingham inner distribution road be cause
space remaining after the and other towns to measure for regret later? The Core
developments. Public areas the increase in the market Strategy Inspector states ‘The
that can be converted for use share. The estimates of the existing level crossing by the
of open air stages, and development costs need to be station is an acknowledged
improved pedestrian access published. What is the constraint.’ Could a south
to the Howard Palmer maximum cash demands from western relief road along
Gardens. the Wokingham Borough Smith’s Walk be considered?
Council, and when? Restrict access times of the
HGV,s in the future?
Expressed displeasure with Would renewing Peach Place The public do not want a
the publicity of the exhibition. and carefully redeveloping foodstore or a hotel at Elms
Peach Street and Denmark Field, as there is no demand,
Street be a more judicious and they would not fulfill the
choice than removing the brief of an ‘attractive Southern
open space enjoyed by the Gateway’ that the Council aims
local community? for. The shop front must
conform to the market town
Tell the local community how The housing proposal at Elms Public concern at the possibility
failure as well as success Field is disproportionate to the of the new Elms Field Road
would be managed. balance of space allocation, at posing danger to the
the expense of open areas pedestrians, especially those in
Try to retain as much open The lack of parking sites is
space as possible - apply the disproportionate to the large
Government’s Planning Policy growth of housing and the
Guidance Note 17 to Elms intention that the
Field. regeneration will increase the
number of people using the
Post-It Notes on the Regeneration of Wokingham Town Centre
Keep traditional market town feel - no modern buildings.
No need for another supermarket.
Keep Elms Field green - no building on Elms Field.
Improve the traffic and parking situation.
No more chain shops and food stores- more individual shops and businesses.
More facilities for children.
More open spaces.
Save the redan pub.
Make Wokingham different from Reading and Bracknell.
More public toilet facilities.
Modern health care GP building essential.
Take this opportunity to remove the concrete building above the shops opposite the town
keep trees on Elms Field Park.
No more housing.
Green space in the middle of the town for all to use.
M&S move to new supermarket location to provide a decent sized department store ad a
high quality supermarket.
Facilities for 16-25 year olds- not pubs!
Parking and changing facilities for disabled?
Music venue, theatre, leisure facilities.
No more coffee shops.
More bed linen shops.
Get rid of large lorries and constant traffic.
Resident parking in Milton Road.
Bus lanes to rail station.
Elms Field green space lacks colour and interest. Rose Street corner build is worse than the
original brick building.
Be careful of over-development.
Keep Hatch School.
Improve the high street.
Need a proper car park at Rose Street - Waitrose and M&S car parks are both private and
should not be claimed as general car parks.
Pedestrian entrance at the centre of town.
A water park.
CCTV in the green area fir safety.
Night clubs for 30-40 year olds.
John Lewis preferable as anchor rather than supermarket.
Move the train station.
Fire station = unattractive.
Another supermarket is good.
Low rise traditional housing.
The Bradbury Centre appears to be completely obscured by 2 storey buildings. Where is
the open space directly in front of the entrance which is where we where assured would
remain last year?