The A30 is a key access route for Basingstoke, helping to link the town centre and other transport links to the wider strategic road network, such as the M3. This route will also help provide a key access route for local development sites, such as the 3,000 new homes and local services at the Manydown site. The Thornycroft roundabout is a four arm priority controlled roundabout which forms the junction between the A3010 Churchill Way West, A340 Ringway West and the B3400 Churchill Way West. This junction provides access to Basingstoke town centre and the Basing View employment area via the A3010 Churchill Way West. The main features of the Thornycroft Roundabout improvement scheme are:
Part of the Basingstoke South West Corridor to Growth package of projects. Taken together these will provide enabling transport infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of planned housing within Basingstoke - in particular the site allocations to the west and south west (including Manydown (3,400 dwellings), Kennels Farm (350 dwellings), Basingstoke Golf course (1,000 dwellings) and Hounsome Fields (750 dwellings)), amounting to approximately 5,500 new dwellings within the current Local Plan period to 2029. The package will support job creation within Basingstoke town centre, primarily at the Basing View strategic employment site, currently undergoing long-term regeneration and enable further development of the major retail zone in the town centre through improving strategic transport access to these areas. It is anticipated that once fully developed Basing View could create in the region of 4,000 additional jobs in Basingstoke, potentially creating additional GVA of £232,687,040 per annum. Additionally the scheme is forecast to create 145 temporary construction jobs. The gross contribution to the economy of the package is estimated to be an additional £15m of GVA (Direct and Indirect).
Amount financed: £6.3 million
Total cost: £7.35 million
Status: Coming soon
Project Lead: Kevin Travers
Partner: Hampshire County Council
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