Key dates and activities

The Brightwells Farnham Regeneration Scheme at East Street will bring a vibrant new dimension to Farnham. New shops, restaurants, leisure and community facilities, including a cinema, will provide attractions for all age groups within the town.  It will also bring major community benefits to residents, visitors and local businesses. An unconditional agreement between Waverley Borough Council and Crest Nicholson was signed on 16 February 2018 and work has begun. 

Programme of work 

The first element of this exciting project is to build a temporary access bridge to enable construction traffic to come straight off the A31 and not through the town during the construction phase; designed to reduce traffic disruption during the works.

Work started on the 21 February 2018 to remove trees on the A31. It was anticipated that these works would be completed within two weeks but were completed on Friday 23 February. The traffic restrictions for this piece of work along the A31 have now been removed.

On Sunday 11 March there will be works taking place in Dogflud Car Park to remove further trees. There will be no access for parking on Sunday, all the other car parks will operate as usual. This work is taking place in advance of the bird nesting season.

After these initial works, there will be a further period of site clearance between May and June with the work on the construction bridge expected to start Summer 2018.

Key activities

We will add further dates once they are confirmed.

April Erection of bat poles. This was a condition of the planning permission.
Late May

Archaeological digs. For this to take place, we will close the Green car park in front of the Marlborough Head and sections of Dogflud car park. Please see other car parks in Farnham for alternative parking.

Hoardings will also go up around the areas where the archaeological digs are taking place.

Late May Re-routing of footpaths.
Summer 2018 Formal hoarding to go up around the whole site.
Summer 2018 Start to build the bridge. The bridge should be completed by early 2019.
2019 Construction of the main scheme - completion expected spring 2021.

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Page owner: Michelle Morley. Last updated: 07/03/2018 15:52