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A287 Farnham Road / Redfields Lane Improvement Works

Work is underway to install a major new roundabout to replace the existing A287 (Farnham Road) / Redfields Lane junction near Church Crookham, Hampshire.

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Background

Vistry Group is carrying out improvements to the A287 (Farnham Road). This forms part of the planning obligations attached to Albany Park, a new residential development near Church Crookham that we acquired from Martin Grant Homes at the end of 2021. Vistry is driving the delivery of the original A287 Road Improvements programme too, which is continuing to progress in line with the intended delivery programme.

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Programme

Work has been underway on the existing highway since Spring 2021. Construction of the roundabout involves us occupying different parts of the road so we can build the roundabout, and then realign the existing roads with it.

We anticipate the scheme will be completed by Autumn 2022, by which time the new road configuration will be in place and two-way free flow traffic fully reinstated on the A287.

For the majority of our construction programme, the A287 will remain open for two-way traffic albeit at reduced speed.

Redfields Lane and Bowling Alley will be closed to through-traffic while this work is taking place. Diversions will be put in place and clearly signposted.

A map showing the traffic diversion routes can be found in our Key Documents and Downloads section. Further information about the diversions is also provided on our FAQs page.

Advance notice of works

Throughout the delivery of our works programme we will provide advance notice of works due to take place, any temporary traffic management measures being put in place and revised journey times. All roadworks will be clearly signposted for the duration of the project and a traffic marshall will be monitoring traffic and our works activity to ensure the safety of our workforce and the public.

Delivering in partnership

This is a complex, major construction project. All the work being undertaken has been approved by Hampshire Highways at Hampshire County Council, who will continue to oversee the programme for its duration and conduct regular site inspections to sign off construction as works progress.

Buxted Construction is contracted by Vistry to carry out the road improvement works. Buxted Construction is an experienced firm with significant expertise in delivering major infrastructure and civil engineering projects such as this. Buxted Construction has been approved by Hampshire Highways to carry out these works.

Our commitments

Vistry and Buxted Construction are committed to delivering these road improvement works to the highest standard. Throughout our work we will ensure that:

  • Disruption to traffic is minimised
  • Health and safety is prioritised at all times
  • The area we’re working in remains clean and tidy
  • Work is carried out efficiently
  • Local people are kept up to date

About Vistry

Vistry Group brings together the energy and talents of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes, and the newly named Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships). Collectively, we will be delivering around 12,000 private and affordable homes a year across the country.

Vistry Group completed the acquisition of Albany Park, a new residential development in Church Crookham, Hampshire, from Martin Grant Homes in December 2021. Albany Park will provide 300 new homes, along with a new food outlet, sports facilities and public open spaces.

Planning obligations attached to the planning permission for Albany Park - known as the Section 106 Agreement - will unlock nearly £5 million of improvements to directly benefit the local community in and around Church Crookham. These include delivery of improved education facilities and transport infrastructure in the local area, new sports facilities and open green spaces within Albany Park that incorporate a large Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGS).

The commercial development space, which has planning consent for a new GP surgery and retail unit, has been retained by Martin Grant Homes.

Vistry has taken over the works on site since January 2022 and is looking forward to delivering units ready for occupation in Autumn 2022.

For more information go to: www.vistrygroup.co.uk

Latest Update – 08 August 2022

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Key documents and downloads

Click here to download documents and information:

  • Plan of new road layout June 2021 download
  • Traffic management, Aug 2021 download

Contact us

Have a question or need more information? Please get in touch with the community relations team at:

mail icon communityrelations@A287roundabout.co.uk

tel icon 0800 804 4049
(between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday)

Emergency Contact

In the event of needing to report an emergency please call 01825 891293.

This number will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.