“This scheme is part of a range of transport improvements to support the successful regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon which will integrate new developments with the existing town and are designed to encourage people to walk and cycle more.
In time, these improvements will connect to an upgraded network of cycle and walking routes thanks to a successful funding bid to the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and close partnership working with East Hampshire District Council.”
A spokesperson for East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) added: “We are delighted to see one of the first phases of the Green Grid and Green Loop, the town's pedestrian and cycling network, be completed. More than £5 million worth of walkways and cycles routes are planned for Whitehill and Bordon after EHDC secured funding for the project from the Enterprise M3 Local Partnership last year. This is an excellent example of EHDC and HCC working together to deliver essential infrastructure for the town. This further supports our ambitions for a green, healthy and connected town and by getting people out of their cars and walking and cycling helps reduce our impact on the environment.”
Budds Lane is also home to the new Oakmoor Academy School and Bordon Infant and Junior schools.
• Construction of a new roundabout junction for Oakmoor Academy School / Budds Lane / Whitehill & Bordon Enterprise Park;
• The creation of informal pedestrian crossing points and a zebra crossing outside the pedestrian and cycle access points into Oakmoor Academy School respectively;
• A zebra crossing point outside Mustangs Community Building / Bordon Infant and Junior Schools;
• Construction of a mini roundabout with associated tiger crossing points over C114 around Budds Lane junction;
• Drainage works.