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Farnham Infrastructure Programme

Published: 29 September 2020

Farnham Infrastructure Programme

Comment on plans to tackle congestion and air quality in Farnham

People who live, work, study in or travel to Farnham can now share their views on a draft vision detailing the proposed work to cut congestion and improve air quality in and around the town

The draft vision statement has been produced by the Farnham Infrastructure Programme – a partnership between Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council and Farnham Town Council. It is also supported by local MP Jeremy Hunt.

The vision statement was agreed by the Farnham Board at its online meeting last month. The vision contains four proposed projects and six themes, which together would improve how people travel in and around the town. The projects are:

  • Short- and medium-term improvements: these include considering lowering speed limits in the town centre and rerouting HGVs.
  • Town centre infrastructure: this will include improving priority for pedestrians, encouraging walking and cycling, reducing through-traffic and supporting better connections between different parts of the town centre.
  • A31 Hickley's Corner: looking at ways to reduce congestion and queuing, preventing the need for vehicles to divert through the town, greatly improving the connections in Farnham between north and south of the A31 and improving safety for all road users.
  • A325 Wrecclesham Relief Road: investigating solutions to the high traffic levels through Wrecclesham village, including improving road safety and preventing HGVs striking the railway bridge.

The suggested themes have been created to inform and direct the development of the programme as the vision statement is turned into reality. They are:

  • Prioritise health, safety and wellbeing
  • Place community first
  • Respond to the climate emergency
  • Enhance mobility and connectivity
  • Support businesses and encourage economic growth
  • Integrate digital and technology into the new transport system

It's now time for people in Farnham to have their say on whether these are the right projects, and to share any solutions they may have.

Feedback can be given through a questionnaire, as well as online meetings of the programme's Local Liaison Forum as exhibitions are not possible due to social distancing restrictions. Dates for the forum meetings will be available shortly.

To find out more details and to fill out the survey, you can check out our Farnham Infrastructure Programme online questionnaire.

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