A STUDY is to be carried to assess the impact on traffic of a third Thames crossing.
The move was agreed at a meeting on Friday attended by representatives of Oxfordshire County Council and Reading and Wokingham borough councils.
The study, which is expected to take place next year, will be led by Wokingham and funded by the councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships.
It will cover a wide area of South Oxfordshire and Berkshire as far as the M3 and M25 motorways, much bigger than that one used in a preliminary survey carried out earlier this year.
Reading East MP Rob Wilson, who chaired the meeting with Henley MP John Howell, said: “The data collected will be absolutely imperative to providing an accurate traffic model, which in turn can determine all the potential impacts a third bridge will have on the wider local area.