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Farnham Infrastructure Programme

Changes are coming to Farnham

Farnham, Waverley and Surrey Councils have embarked on a programme of investment to reshape Farnham’s infrastructure for the 21st Century. The programme will see significant changes to the town centre and major roads that go through Farnham and surrounding neighbourhoods. Key aims include cutting congestion and improving air quality in and around the town.

Local Liaison Forums: Get involved

Over the coming weeks, a number of local liaison forums are planned with key stakeholder groups to find out people’s views on the changes that are needed. If you live, work, study or travel around Farnham, get involved to find out more and ask questions about the programme.

The first forum for residents’ associations and The Farnham Society took place on Wednesday 21 October.

Further forums will be held with businesses, residents, and community groups and organisations – dates for the online meetings will be available soon.

First Local Liaison Forum

An initial forum was held on Wednesday 5 August 2020 as a Zoom webinar to maximise the number of people who could attend. The webinar was jointly chaired by local councillors representing Surrey County Council, Waverley Borough Council and Farnham Town Council.

Watch the webinar, view the presentation and see the questions and answers . You can also see other questions submitted prior to the webinar and which were answered at the event. 

Vision statement consultation: Have your say

People who live, work, study or travel to Farnham can now share their views on a draft version detailing the proposed work to cut congestion and improve air quality in and around the town.

  • Read the draft vision statement
  • Comment on the proposed vision for Farnham. Complete the survey online or pick up a hard copy from our office. To be sent a printed questionnaire, call 03456 009 009 by Monday 28 October 2020.

The programme’s proposed projects which the three councils believe are key to making the transport improvements Farnham needs include:

  • Short and medium-term improvements: This includes considering lowering speed limits in the town centre and rerouting HGVs.
  • Town centre infrastructure: This will include considering pedestrianisation, encouraging walking and cycling, reducing through traffic and supporting better connections between different parts of the town centre.
  • A31 Hickley’s Corner: Looking at ways to reduce congestion and queuing, preventing the need for vehicles to divert through the town, greatly improving the connections in Farnham between north and south of the A31 and improving safety for all road users.
  • A325 Wrecclesham Relief Road: Investigating solutions to the high traffic levels through Wrecclesham village, including improving road safety and preventing HGVs striking the railway bridge.

Stay informed

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About the Farnham Infrastructure Programme 

The Farnham Infrastructure Programme (FIP) is a collaboration of Surrey County Council with Waverley Borough Council and Farnham Town Council. It aims to deliver a single shared vision for the future infrastructure of Farnham.

The Farnham Infrastructure Programme’s vision is to:

‘Deliver a well-integrated, future focused high-quality infrastructure solution for Farnham that enables a connected and vibrant town, where people choose to live, work, study and spend their leisure time in sustainable ways’.