Farnborough Growth Package Improvements
Improving the A3011 Lynchford Road, the A325 Farnborough Road, Farnborough Town Centre and the Blackwater Valley Gold Grid
Last update: March 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 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
The public consultation closed on Tuesday 23 January 2018 and the exhibition plans can still be viewed. A report will be published in the near future.
A report on the Farnborough Growth Package was presented to Councillor Rob Humby at his decision day on Tuesday 14 November 2017.
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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council