Farnborough Growth Package Improvements

Improving the A3011 Lynchford Road, the A325 Farnborough Road, Farnborough Town Centre and the Blackwater Valley Gold Grid

Last update: November 2017

Scheme overview

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.


The proposals look to improve transport links along the A3011 Lynchford Road, the A325 Farnborough Road and Farnborough Town Centre and are now subject to public consultation (details below).


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 in the area.


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.


Public Consultation

A public consultation on the proposals is being held from 28 November 2017 to 15 January 2018. Please view the exhibition plans before completing this online survey.

If you would like to view the proposals and talk to County Council staff about them, drop-in sessions are being held on:

  • Wednesday 29 November at the Holiday Inn, Lynchford Road, between 12noon and 7pm
  • Friday 8 December at North Camp Methodist Church, 45 Lynchford Road, GU14 6EG, between 12noon and 5pm
  • Monday 11 December at Rushmoor Borough Council,  Council Offices, Farnborough Road, between 12noon and 7pm

Alternatively, a copy of the exhibition material and questionnaire will be available upon request at Rushmoor Borough Council Offices and Farnborough Library. The closing date for all responses is 15 January 2018.


A report on the Farnborough Growth Package was presented to Councillor Rob Humby at his decision day on Tuesday 14 November 2017.

Contact us
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

SO23 8UD