£3.4 million Budds Lane improvement scheme given the green light

Plans to upgrade Budds Lane in Whitehill and Bordon to facilitate the new Mill Chase Academy building have been given the go ahead

Feb 1 2019

Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport said: “We are committed working in partnership with East Hampshire District Council and the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership to support the successful regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon. We are working on transport improvements to integrate new developments with the existing town and encourage walking and cycling to help Whitehill and Bordon become a Green and Healthy Town. This will complement the recent completion of the new relief road, which provides access to new housing developments and a free-flowing alternative to the former A325.”

Councillor Humby approved the scheme at his recent decision day

He added: “The Budds Lane improvements are part of this transport integration work and are of critical importance as the Mill Chase Academy will be moving in to its new school buildings on Budds Lane in the summer to be operational in September. 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.” 

Councillor Ferris Cowper, East Hampshire District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “The works on Budds Lane are another piece in the jigsaw of infrastructure that combines to make the town green, healthy and connected. 
 “As well as improving access to the new school it will make up part of the green grid and green loop, allowing our residents to get around by foot or by bike and making the town accessible to all.” 

Budds Lane is a straight road connecting the existing newly opened Whitehill and Bordon Relief Road, the C114, (formerly Camp Road), to the east with a give-way junction onto Oakhanger Road to the west. The existing speed limit is 30mph with a section of 40mph from Mill Chase to Oakhanger Road junction.

For more information about the Whitehill and Bordon Integration Project visit: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/whitehillbordontrafficandtransport