M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme

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The non-statutory options consultation summary report has now been published. The summary provides a broad overview of the effectiveness of the consultation, key themes and suggestions raised, and the next steps for the scheme’s progression. The summary report can be found here.

Scheme background

Gloucestershire County Council has been informed that its bid to Homes England for funding to upgrade M5 Junction 10 has been successful.

The funding will be used to improve access to and from the motorway northbound and southbound to a new link road into Cheltenham. This will support growth plans both locally and throughout Gloucestershire, as well as help to solve long standing traffic and travel issues, helping to keep our county moving.

The exact location of the upgraded motorway junction is yet to be decided as work is being carried out to identify the best layout, however, the link road would connect to the north and west of Cheltenham. Funding is also being made available for improvements to the A4019 and Coombe Hill junction.

An upgrade to Arle Court Park and Ride was included as part of the package of improvements funded by Homes England. Gloucestershire County Council has decided to take this forward through a different planning route meaning that this scheme will be progressed separately.

Arle Court Transport Hub (known as Arle Court Park and Ride previously) will improve connectivity within, to and from the area for sustainable transport as people look for alternatives to cars, supporting Gloucestershire’s carbon neutral ambitions as well as providing regular, reliable transport options which will reduce unnecessary car journeys around Cheltenham. As well as the expansion of bus services, the proposed scheme will also bring improved facilities on site and connections to the walking and cycling network. Currently, these proposals are in the initial (preliminary) design stages. More information about the Arle Court Transport Hub proposals can be found here.  

Scheme progress

We are committed to working with all affected landowners and the public, who had the opportunity to comment on our proposals during the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme options consultation in autumn 2020. Thank you to all who took part.

Since the options consultation, we have been analysing all the comments and feedback that we received. We are currently producing a full report on the consultation which will provide an in-depth summary of the feedback, and how this is supporting the technical work to develop and progress the scheme. The report will be published on this webpage in mid-2021.

However, to provide those with an interest in the scheme with further information before this date, a summary of the consultation has now been published. The summary provides a broad overview of the effectiveness of the consultation, key themes and suggestions raised, and the next steps for the scheme’s progression. The summary can be found under the ‘Further Information’ box on the right of this webpage. Information made available during the consultation and a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can also be found on the right of this page.

We are working with Highways England so that the construction of this much-needed junction upgrade works for all road users. It is currently anticipated that the junction will be open in 2024.

All updates, including plans and timescales for scheme development and statutory consultation, will be provided here or through our Twitter and Facebook accounts, you can also sign up for email alerts.

You can also email us at M5Junction10@atkinsglobal.com or leave a voicemail on 01454 667 900 and one of our team will contact you. You can also request hard copies of any of our documents, to be sent via post, through these contact channels too.

Further details of the delivery of the Joint Core Strategy for new housing and jobs, via Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Borough Councils as planning authorities, is available via the JCS website www.jointcorestrategy.org.

 

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