Farnborough Transport Improvements

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

Last update: January 2019

Latest Update

Following approval of the preferred scheme at the Executive Member Decision Day on the 15 January 2019, design, development and business case work is now progressing for the whole scheme. The preferred scheme will be developed in a phased approach with the initial section from the A331 roundabout to and including St Alban's roundabout.

Preliminary survey work is underway to determine the location of utility equipment along Lynchford Road.

Further details available in the press release.

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 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.

Following public consultation in 2017 Lynchford Road was identified as a priority for further work. Documents associated with the 2017 consultation can be found below. The County Council has commissioned feasibility work to identify preferred improvements to Lynchford Road and this was consulted upon in October and November 2018. Documents associated with the 2018 consultation can also be found below:-

Executive Member Decision Day 15 January 2019.

Approval was given to progress all design, development and business case work necessary for the Lynchford Road scheme and enable the completion of detailed design on the section from the A331 roundabout to and including St Alban's roundabout (Phase One).

Approval was also given to enter into a Funding Agreement with the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership to secure finding for the deliver of Phase One of the Lynchford Road scheme and the Invincible Road scheme (as previously approved by the Executive Member for Environment and Transport in March 2018).

Further details are outlined in the report and appendix of the Director of Economy, Transport Environment.
Public Consultation closed

This report summarises key findings from the public consultation which took place from 1 October 2018 to 12 November 2018.  The consultation was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme to Lynchford Road, North Camp.

The consultation material is still available to view.   

Documents

Consultation material from 2017.

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

Farnborough Growth Package and Blackwater Valley Gold Grid reportfrom March 2018.

Consultation findings from 2017.

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Address
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

Winchester
SO23 8UD