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M5 junction 10

Gloucestershire County Council is making a bid to Homes England this month 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 bid to Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund was submitted in March 2019 and the result is expected by autumn 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.

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

A set of FAQs can be found here.

Updates will be provided here or by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

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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