After initial feedback from residents and businesses, Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, agreed further design options for Lynchford Road at his recent Decision Day.
Cllr Humby said: “We are listening and working with business, residents and Rushmoor Borough Council on these plans and I hope we will address some of the concerns around providing sufficient space for walking, cycling and parking, whilst retaining the scheme aims to increase capacity and reduce congestion at peak times. I have also been working closely with my colleagues at Rushmoor Borough Council to consider how we can make general improvements to support sustainable transport in Aldershot and Farnborough.”
The Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, Councillor David Clifford said: “We’ve been working closely with the county council on this exciting and innovative scheme which will bring an improved road layout and better opportunities for walking and cycling.”
In January 2019, a scheme was approved to increase Lynchford Road to four lanes to add capacity on this strategic road and to help reduce through-traffic using adjacent residential areas, as well as providing an enhanced public realm within the North Camp Village centre.
Cllr Humby has approved a proposal to develop and test an option with three rather than four lanes for traffic and enhanced public realm provisions for part of the section of the Lynchford Road between the A331 and St Alban’s roundabout, to allow more space for other users.
Farnborough has been identified by the EM3 Local Economic Partnership (LEP) as a Growth Town and the EM3 LEP are funding £6.7 million towards the scheme with the balance of funding being allocated from local contributions.
Papers for Decision Day can be viewed online: https://democracy.hants.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=706&MId=6419
More information about this project is available on the scheme web pages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/farnboroughgrowthpackage