A30 Brighton Hill Roundabout Improvements
Last update: December 2020
- Latest updates
Hampshire County Council have revised the plans which have been approved for the delivery of Brighton Hill Roundabout improvements. Please view the press release here. This is in light of a recent Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council Planning Committee decision not to permit a development application necessary to allow the Camrose link road to be constructed.
- Scheme overview
Brighton Hill roundabout forms a key junction on Basingstoke’s A30 South West corridor. This corridor provides a critical strategic route between the M3 Junction 7, the Ringway and adjoining links to Basingstoke’s retail and commercial centre. The route is a focus for future growth including 2,000 homes on strategic housing sites adjoining the A30. In addition, the route will also need to accommodate traffic from the nearby Manydown development to west of Basingstoke, where a further 3,500 homes are planned. Currently congestion at the Brighton Hill roundabout regularly results in extensive queues and journey time delays. Without improvements, congestion will worsen as traffic levels increase from the planned development in the area.
The Brighton Hill improvement scheme aims to support growth, reduce journey times and create an enhanced and safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians. The scheme will widen and signalise Brighton Hill roundabout and add additional capacity to its main arms.
In November 2019, Hampshire County Council submitted a planning application for the Camrose Link Road as a complementary element to the Brighton Hill roundabout scheme. The new road which links between Western Way and A30 Winchester Road will assist traffic flows and improve the operation of the traffic signals at Brighton Hill roundabout. Sports England and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council have raised an initial objection to the proposals whilst the full details for providing suitable alternative sports facilities for the Camrose football ground are being agreed. Discussions are underway between all of the parties with the principal focus around the owner and developer of the Camrose Ground providing further improvements to the existing football facilities at Winklebury. A decision on the planning application will be made once an acceptable arrangement for replacement sports facilities has been agreed.
Good infrastructure is vital to Hampshire’s continued economic prosperity. These improvements aim to make daily travel easier for residents and commuters and will help to ease congestion, enhance safety and increase local opportunities to walk and cycle. Main works for the scheme are scheduled to begin in 2021 for an approximate two-year period.
This scheme forms one part of a multi-million pound transport investment in the Basingstoke area which also includes improvements to:
- A340 Aldermaston Road;
- A33 Popley Way;
- A339 Ringway Junction;
- A33 Crockford Roundabout and Binfields Roundabout;
- A33 Thornhill Way;
- A340 Thornycroft roundabout.
The £20.65m scheme is being funded by:
- £13m - EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership;
- £7.65m - Hampshire County Council.
- Have Your Say
Due to current social distancing measures it was not possible to hold a public exhibition event in May 2020. the exhibition plans. The feedback survey closed on 10 June 2020 (mid-night).
Public consultation held in Autumn 2018
This report summarises key findings from the public consultation which took place from 3 September 2018 to 1 October 2018. The consultation was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme to Brighton Hill roundabout, as well as an opportunity for respondents to give their views on the initial ideas to improve the Kempshott Roundabout and the A30 South West Corridor more generally.
The consultation material can still be viewed.
- Contact us
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- Phone 0300 555 1388 (0300 555 1390: Minicom)
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council