Short and medium-term improvements or ‘quick wins’ project

This project is looking at a range of changes which can be implemented quickly to make swift improvements to travel around Farnham. The options being considered include:

More information on the project can be found in the programme vision (PDF).

Rerouting of HGVs

Work has started on proposed restrictions of HGVs in the A3016 Upper Hale Road and the A287 Folly Hill, Castle Hill and Castle Street other than for access only. It is hoped that this will prevent HGVs from diverting from the A31 through the town centre, Hale and Upper Hale.

A consultation on proposed HGV restrictions in Farnham closed on 15 April 2021.

Latest documents

Implementation of 20 mph zones and speed restrictions

The programme is considering introducing speed restrictions in the following areas:

  • Town centre – 20mph zone
  • West Street gateway – 20mph limit with gateway feature
  • East Street gateway – 20mph limit
  • Castle Street gateway – 20mph limit
  • Upper Hale – Signage refresh, gateway treatment and Hale School review
  • Heath End - gateway feature

Latest documents

Removing A road category status for the roads that cross the town centre

The possibility of reclassification of some roads through the centre of Farnham is being investigated. The study is looking at the A287 north to south, Folly Hill, Castle Hill, and Castle Street; and the A325 West Street and East Street.

Pedestrian safety on narrow pavements

Pavement-widening measures are in place along The Borough and Downing Street in the town centre to give space for pedestrians to maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The measures are being kept under constant review and have been upgraded since they were first installed in 2020 to improve appearance.