The new plans for the second phase of the Winnersh relief road are set to be approved next week.

This comes despite claims from Winnersh Parish Council that the new plans will have a "detrimental impact" on cyclist safety.

Last month the News reported that the council had been forced to change its plans for the project after nearly 100 objections were received from the public.

The updated proposals would see changes including moving one of the two new roundabouts on Reading Road further away from residential properties, changes to pedestrian crossings, a new right turn lane into Sadlers Lane and a modification to the positioning of a traffic island opposite Green Lane.

A report produced for the planning committee read: “The key objectives of the proposed development are to alleviate existing congestion through Winnersh by means of the provision of an alternate route for non-local traffic travelling through the area and deliver the extra capacity to support existing employment centres like Winnersh Triangle and cater for the increase in traffic volumes that is expected to be generated from new housing developments within the borough.

“The proposed development will address this and will result in improvements to the operation of Winnersh crossroads by diverting traffic away from the Reading Road.”

However Winnersh Parish Council claim the new plans will have a “detrimental impact” on cyclists, that the removal of trees will expose a larger area to pollution and that signalised junctions should be used instead of roundabouts.

Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) received a further fourteen comments following the news that the plans had been updated.

Respondents cited concerns with the impact on safety of road users outside properties on Reading Road but one resident said the new amendments have helped them to overcome their main concerns.

The report concluded that “minor negative impacts have been identified” but “appropriate mitigation is proposed to overcome these impacts and conditions are recommended to ensure the scheme addresses these.”

Councillors are set to authorise the application subject to the council meeting 20 conditions upon its building.

The planning committee will meet on Wednesday, October 10.