East Woodhay Transport and Accessibility Improvements

To encourage active travel and improve the safety of the highway users.

Last update: June 2024

Latest updates

Hampshire County Council appointed Rocon Contractors Ltd who carried out the improvement works to the highway on Tile Barn Row and Trade Street, in Woolton Hill.  Please view the location plan.  Works completed May 2023.

The scheme now provides:

  • A new footway link over approximately 140m on Tile Barn Row, between Paddock End and the vehicle entrance to Meadowbrook;
  • Highway improvements at Trade Street provides better parking arrangements around Woolton Hill surgery, road maintenance work and improves road safety in this location.

Scheme overview

Transport contributions have been secured from a residential development at Harwood Paddock, Woolton Hill in the Parish of East Woodhay. Hampshire County Council has developed a scheme to address two local transport priorities using this funding.

  • Concerns relating to the parking situation at Woolton Hill doctors' surgery on Trade Street. Parking demand for those accessing the surgery typically exceeds available parking space in the private car park, therefore parking on-street nearby is common during opening hours. The presence of parked vehicles, usually against the north-west side footway, confines traffic to a single lane on the south-east side, however at this location the carriageway is of insufficient width to accommodate wider vehicles, such as buses, resulting in repeated over-run of the carriageway edge and highway verge near the existing drainage ditch.
  • On Tile Barn Row there was a local aspiration for a new pedestrian footway along the south side of the road, in connection with the construction of the new residential development at Harwood Paddock. This pedestrian facility was not constructed as part of the developer works, so pedestrians currently walk within the carriageway or on the highway verge in this area.

To address these issues, a scheme has been developed to provide:

  • Additional on-street parking capacity adjacent to the Woolton Hill Surgery to meet increasing demand. Carriageway repairs will be completed to address existing damage and new kerbing will be installed on the south side to prevent further over-run and to retain the edge of carriageway. Associated drainage works will be completed in and around the existing drainage ditch to the south of the carriageway.

  • Pedestrian facilities on Tile Barn Row between Paddock End and the vehicular access to Meadowbrook (Harwood Paddock), to improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians.  The works to construct the new footway will include associated drainage works around the existing drainage ditch on the south side of the road.

    This project will provide safety benefits for road users on Trade Street, and it will improve the existing highway infrastructure and reduce long-term maintenance costs. The new pedestrian facilities on Tile Barn Row will improve accessibility to local areas of residential development and enable more people to use active travel modes for local journeys.

Approval to progress with implementation of the scheme was given at the Executive Member for Environment and Transport Decision Day.

View the Technical Plans

East Woodhay Technical Plan 1

East Woodhay Technical Plan 2

Funding Arrangements
Funding for the transport capital delivery schemes is separate from the County Council’s revenue budget and savings proposals. In the majority of cases funding comes from external grants and / or Section 106 contribution from developers. This funding usually has conditions that strictly control on how, where and when it can be spent.
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