Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “There are a number of proposals for the town that we want to show residents.The new relief road is the perfect opportunity to take a fresh look at how people get around, how people could be encouraged to walk and cycle more, and how the environment can be improved”.
The “Whitehill & Bordon Integration Project” is a collection of transport schemes planned to be put in place over a number of years.Once fully open the relief road will become the A325, allowing through traffic to be removed from the existing road.
The plans involve a package of transport measures to support Whitehill and Bordon’s regeneration into a Green and Healthy Town, including:
- Widening footways to provide more safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists
- Providing more crossing points for pedestrians and cyclists
- Making it easier for existing residents to access the new facilities
- Making it easier for local drivers to get about
- Reducing traffic speeds in key locations such as the entrance to the new town centre
The initial plans and proposals will be on display on:
- Friday 13th July 2018 between 1pm and 7pm at the Forest Centre, Pinehill Road, Bordon, GU35 0BS
- Saturday 14th July 2018 between 10am and 1pm at the Mustangs, Budds Lane, Bordon, GU35 0JE
- Monday 16th July 2018 between 1pm and 5pm at the Forest Centre, Pinehill Road, Bordon, GU35 0BS
Local people are being asked for their views until 9 September, when all feedback will be collated and taken into account as the schemes are developed.
Councillor Humby continued: “The County Council is fully committed to the successful regeneration of Whitehill and Bordon, and these proposals are designed to integrate new areas of the town, such as the new Mill Chase Academy and Future Skills Centre, giving people more choice as to how they travel around and making it easier to get to areas ofeducation, health, employment, retail, leisure and recreation facilities. It’s really important we hear from the people who are living here, and using local facilities - please do come along and tell us what you think.”
At the exhibitions, residents will be able to ask questions and comment on outline proposals for the first phase of works associated with Budds Lane and Arrival Square (along the A325 between Budds Lane junction and Chalet Hill) as well as concepts for later stages of the project.
More information, exhibition material and the public survey form will be available at Whitehill and Bordon Traffic and Transport from 13 July 2018.