M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme
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 now 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 provide a more integrated transport network by enabling opportunities to switch to more sustainable transport modes. The improvements will focus on providing high quality alternatives to car use to allow more journeys to central Cheltenham, the railway station and the hospital by sustainable modes of travel. Please check here for progress updates on Arle Court Transport Hub.
We are committed to working with all affected land owners and the public who had the opportunity to comment on our proposals in the non-statutory options consultation in autumn 2020. Thank you to all those who took part.
We will be publishing a report on the non-statutory options consultation which will provide a summary of all the feedback and how this is supporting the technical work to develop the scheme. Please keep a look out on this page during mid 2021 for the report. A set of FAQs can 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.
You can also email us at M5Junction10@atkinsglobal.com if you have any questions about the new motorway junction.
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