Proposals for a relief road for Whitehill & Bordon
A Relief Road has been proposed to support the planned regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon in order to:
- provide a free flowing alternative to the A325 and relieve traffic congestion on the A325
- provide access to the new development
- reduce traffic flow on the A325
- reduce community severance, currently created by heavy traffic flow on the A325
The construction of the Relief Road will provide a key strategic link for Whitehill & Bordon, which will enable the regeneration of the town and serve the new development. Without the Relief Road, the A325 will suffer from significant traffic congestion with the new development. The need for a relief road is identified in the adopted Masterplan for the development.
Plans for the route are that the road will:
- start to the north of Bordon, on the A325 Farnham Road
- pass through the MOD area and reconnect with the A325 to the south at the A325 Petersfield Road/ Liphook Road and Firgrove Road junction in Whitehill
The road will be a total length of about 4 km.
The first phase planned for construction is the 1 km northern section of the Relief Road, within the Louisburg Barracks, connecting with the A325. This will support plans to redevelop the Louisburg Barracks with construction due to start during 2015, subject to planning consent being granted.
Public consultation on proposed relief road in March 2014
The County Council is holding exhibitions in the Whitehill & Bordon area in Spring 2014, when you can view details on the preferred Relief Road route and to talk to officers:
- Saturday 1 March 10am to 5pm at Bordon Junior School
- Monday 10 March 10am to 8.30pm at the Forest Community Centre
In addition, the exhibition display material will be available at the Eco-station in the town on Thursday 6, 13 and 20 March from 9am to 5pm (please note that the County Council officers will not be at the Eco-station).
Your views are important. We would like to encourage the community to participate in the consultation process so all views and opinions are considered. This will help inform the design and delivery of the relief road to ensure we are providing the most appropriate scheme for the people who live and work in the area.
Although the exhibition materials are available to view and download from this page, we hope people will come to one of the exhibitions to see the plans properly and to ask questions.
The consultation starts on 1 March 2014 and ends on 31 March 2014.
- Download consultation brochure 4 MB
- Download the exhibition materials 4 MB
- Technical documents: Environmental Statement and Options report
Background and context
The MOD facilities at Bordon are expected to be vacated in late 2015, after which the main military activity will cease.
A Development Framework Masterplan has been prepared and adopted which outlines the planned redevelopment of the MOD site between 2015 and 2035, to provide up to
4,000 new homes
122,000 sqm commercial space
30,000sqm retail space
The Masterplan was developed following extensive consultation, guided by the Delivery Board for the project, which includes Hampshire County Council, East Hampshire District Council (EHDC), Whitehill Town Council, (WTC), Infrastructure Organisation and Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The Masterplan was adopted in 2012 by East Hampshire District Council and forms a material planning consideration.
Further information on the wider project can be found at
During 2012 Hampshire County Council carried out feasibility work to consider potential road alignment options. The following report setting out and recommending approval for progressing the work for the Relief Road was approved in January 2013:
For enquiries about the scheme please contact Hampshire County Council:
Tel: 0845 6035633
Email strategic.transport @hants.gov.uk (please use subject line: Whitehill & Bordon Relief Road)
By post:Strategic Transport
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council