Ha. I used to live in Woodley (near the railway line) and we were cabled by NTL in (IIRC) the late 90's. By the time we left in 2009 I was getting 20Mb/s (after NTL had been bought by Virgin). Is that the new development on the old Linpac site off Headley Road? Have you checked with Virgin if they have cable available?
I've seen a similar problem in our village which has a new development of about 180 homes (I am not in it thank goodness). Only ADSL supported, despite a FTTC cab a few hundred yards away and less than 1Km from the exchange. Developers did this without any improvement in local services (schools, doctors, shops, traffic management etc) so not really suprised.