Farnham Infrastructure Programme

Water Lane works

Major works to make improvements to Water Lane and the A325 roundabout are now due to start on Thursday (7 March) and last for approximately 10 weeks. Various lane closures will be in place on Water Lane and the A325 dual carriageway throughout the works. There are also overnight closures on the Water Lane eastbound carriageway planned in late April. Please find the Water Lane, Farnham junction on the roadworks map for updates, and for more details visit the Farnham Infrastructure Programme short and medium-term improvements page.


The Farnham Infrastructure Programme (FIP) was formed in 2019 when Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council, Farnham Town Council and Jeremy Hunt MP committed to work together to tackle the town's air quality and congestion issues.

The programme vision is to deliver attractive, well-integrated, future focused and high-quality infrastructure for Farnham that enables a connected and vibrant town, where people choose to live, work, study and spend their leisure time in more sustainable ways. This is critical for Surrey to meet the targets set out in its Climate Change Strategy and to improve the quality of place in the town.

Objectives for Farnham

  • To rapidly reduce carbon emissions, ensuring that Farnham and Waverley are on track for net zero by 2050
  • Provide well-connected communities across Farnham and the surrounding area
  • Support the economic vitality of Farnham and enable sustainable growth across the wider surrounding area
  • Improve the quality of place in Farnham with clean air, healthy lifestyles, and less dominance of traffic on communities

Project timeline

  • Autumn 2020: Public consultation on the programme's vision
  • Spring 2021: Public consultation on the Optimised Infrastructure Plan
  • October 2021: HGV restrictions are brought in along Castle Hill, Castle Street, Folly Hill and Upper Hale Road; and the A325 reclassified through Farnham Town Centre
  • November 2021: Consultation on 20mph zones; Strategic Outline Business Case for the A31 corridor submitted to the Department for Transport
  • Summer 2022: Public consultation on options for the town centre and the A31 Corridor
  • January 2023: new wayfinding totems and maps commenced installation in the town centre
  • March 2023: funding awarded to improve the approach from Sainsbury's to Water Lane roundabout
  • Summer 2023: 20mph zones to be introduced in the town centre and Weydon Lane
  • Winter 2024: town centre improvements construction start date

Key documents

Read further information on the Farnham Infrastructure Programme key documents, including the Vision Statement and Optimised Infrastructure Plan.

Current projects

As part of the FIP, Surrey County Council are currently working to deliver a number of improvements to Farnham, these have been split into different projects:

Farnham Board

The Farnham Board is where the programme partners come together to discuss progress. Visit the Farnham Board page to see agendas, reports and minutes.

Frequently asked questions

Read the Farnham Infrastructure Programme frequently asked questions.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or comments about the programme, please email: farnham.infrastructureprogramme@surreycc.gov.uk

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