Gillingham road and transport improvements
Work to improve four junctions along the B3081 in Gillingham has been completed.
The project was funded through money secured by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership through the Government’s Growth Deal.
The £3.18m funding also improved pedestrian and cycle facilities between Cemetery Road and Station Road, and around the B3081 junctions through town.
Enmore Green Link Road
Work is ongoing to design Enmore Green Link Road, between the B3081 and the A30 west of Shaftesbury, as part of the Gillingham Growth Package. The project aims to significantly reduce traffic travelling to and from Gillingham through Shaftesbury.
The funding secured through the Growth Deal allows only for the design of Enmore Green Link Road. At this time, funding has not been secured to prepare a planning application for the route, carry out detailed design or construct the scheme.
As a result, there is not currently any timescale for delivery of this scheme.
Gillingham Principal Street
To support the proposed housing development between New Road and Shaftesbury Road, a new street within the development is planned to join these two roads.
A bid has been awarded by Homes England’s Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) for £6.31m to design, secure planning approval and build this principal street through the development.
The principal street has received planning permission and construction is schedulded to start in summer 2021.