Farnborough Transport Improvements

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

Last update: November 2018

Latest Update

Following the recent consultation on the proposals to improve congestion, and accommodate increasing travel demands in Farnborough and the wider Blackwater Valley a report was presented to the Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Councillor Rob Humby on Tuesday 13 March 2018.  Councillor Humby approved the report’s recommendations in full and work will now be progressed to develop the prioritised schemes, including Invincible Road, Lynchford Road and the Blackwater Valley Gold Grid.  The approved recommendations include a requirement for the County Council to undertake further engagement with the local community, when undertaking further design work on Lynchford Road.  Full details of this will be publicised in due course.

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.


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.


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.

Public Consultation closed

The consultation material is still available to view.   


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 report

Consultation findings

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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

SO23 8UD