Have your say on future plans for Farnborough and the Blackwater Valley Gold Grid

Hampshire County Council has developed a number of exciting ideas to improve congestion, and accommodate increasing travel demands in Farnborough and the wider Blackwater Valley

Nov 23 2017

Proposals were presented and agreed on 14 November 2017 by Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport at his decision day - where he also agreed for a public consultation to start on 27 November. 

Councillor Humby said: “We are looking at an ambitious set of proposals to address congestion on the roads, and improve public transport, walking and cycling on the A3011 Lynchford Road, A325 corridor and Farnborough Town. We already have some provisional funding secured to start delivering the improvements, so we would like to see what local residents and businesses would like us to prioritise first.” 

The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership has identified Farnborough as one of its ‘growth towns’ and has provisionally allocated £6.7 million of Local Growth Fund to the County Council, to start making improvements. This will be added to the £2 million of developer contributions, giving a total package of £8.7 million for highways improvements to tackle congestion and improve cycle facilities.

The County Council is also looking to improve public transport in the area, known as the ‘Blackwater Valley Gold Grid’, which aims to increase connectivity across the area. The County Council is working with Surrey County Council and Stagecoach to deliver this project, which stretches from Aldershot to Camberley.

If you would like to view the proposals and talk to County Council staff about them, drop-in sessions are being held at the Holiday Inn, Lynchford Road, between 12noon and 7pm, on Wednesday 29 November,  and at Rushmoor Borough Council  Council Offices, Farnborough Road, between 12noon and 7pm, on Monday 11 December.

Read more about the scheme and how you can take part in the consultation.