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M5 junction 10

In March 2019 Gloucestershire County Council submitted a bid to Homes England to fund a multi-million pound investment in transport infrastructure. The funding would provide an upgrade of M5 junction 10 with the new junction giving access from the motorway both northbound and southbound to a new link road into Cheltenham. This would support growth plans throughout Gloucestershire, as well as 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 determined as traffic modelling and scoping work is being undertaken to identify the best layout. The link road would connect to the north and west of Cheltenham and create an opportunity to accelerate delivery on approved strategic housing allocations.

The result of the bid made to Homes England's Housing Infrastructure Fund is expected in late 2019. If successful, the council will be pressing on rapidly with designing the new road and upgraded motorway junction. We are working with Highways England to make sure that the delivery of this much-needed infrastructure project best serves the Gloucestershire community as well as the needs of the drivers using the M5 to pass through the county.

We are also committed to working with and benefiting from the knowledge of the public who will get the opportunity to comment on proposals shortly after a successful funding announcement through a period of public consultation (in Spring 2020).

If we are successful with our bid it is planned that the upgraded motorway junction will be open by March 2024.

A set of FAQs can be found here.

All updates, including plans and timescales for scheme development and public consultation, will be provided here or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

You can also email us on majorprojects@gloucestershire.gov.uk if you have any questions for us regarding 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.


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