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Council reduces plans to widen key route into Farnborough

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Council reduces plans to widen key route into Farnborough

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 7:32pm 2nd July 2020.

Hampshire County Council has approved a change to plans on widening Lynchford Road in North Camp.

The route was set to be increased to four lanes, but will now only be widened to three following a backlash from the local community after the original plans were approved last year.

The works on the stretch between the A331 and St Alban’s roundabout are part of a £8.7 million project which will also provide "enhanced public realm provisions" for pedestrians and cyclists.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment said:

“We are listening and working with business, residents and Rushmoor Borough Council on these plans and I hope we will address some of the concerns around providing sufficient space for walking, cycling and parking, whilst retaining the scheme aims to increase capacity and reduce congestion at peak times.

“I have also been working closely with my colleagues at Rushmoor Borough Council to consider how we can make general improvements to support sustainable transport in Aldershot and Farnborough.”

Leader of Rushmoor Borough Council, Councillor David Clifford added:

“We’ve been working closely with the county council on this exciting and innovative scheme which will bring an improved road layout and better opportunities for walking and cycling.”