Wellesley Project Update - July 2020

Queens Avenue

Works are now underway along Queens Avenue, towards Alisons Road. The works will see the continuation of the narrowing of the carriageway and setting back the footpaths and cycle route within the trees.

Traffic management will remain in place until the works are finished, which is expected to be in Spring 2021. We are working closely with the Cambridge Primary School to ensure that they are aware of the programme of works and that access remains open for school drop-off and collections at all times. From November we will need to close Steeles Road to make way for the works, parents will be advised of the temporary drop off arrangements.

Pennefathers Junction

Our works to create a new junction at the end of Pennefathers Road onto the A325 completed in August. The junction allows cars to turn left out of Pennefathers Road onto Farnborough Road and turn left from Farnborough Road into Pennefathers Road.

Now the junction is complete, we need to complete a speed survey study along the Farnborough Road before we can start our second phase of work to create a pedestrian crossing across Farnborough Road. The crossing will allow pedestrians to cross the Farnborough Road between Wellesley and the Wellesley Woodlands. The survey works are currently being carried out.

Stanhope Lines East and Buller

We are very excited to announce that our next development phase at Wellesley, Buller and Stanhope Lines East zone, has now been purchased by Taylor Wimpey Homes. The site, located south of Alisons Road to the east of the site will see approx. 430 new homes being built. It is proposed that a planning application will be submitted in Spring with works starting on site in Autumn 2021.

Cambridge Military Hospital

The developers of the Cambridge Military Hospital have confirmed that they are working towards opening their sales suite and launching their first properties in January 2021. The first homes will be available in the central admin block, now named, ‘The Cambridge’.


Sports pitches

We will shortly be carrying out works to take down the former sports pavilion building and storage garages on the sports pitches adjacent to the Wellesley Woodlands.

Once the demolition work is complete, we will be arranging for the pitches to be handed over to Rushmoor Borough Council for management which we are hoping to do before Christmas. Once handed over to the council they will then look at creating a new pavilion on the site for use by the community.

Wellesley Community Rooms

With the Government Guidance ever changing at the moment we have taken the decision to keep the Community Rooms closed for the time being. We will continue to monitor the guidance that is released and as soon as we feel we are able to reopen safely we will inform residents, hirers and the wider community.

Park update

Work is now underway to increase the size of the interim play area at Wellesley. The works, which are due to take 3 weeks to complete will hopefully be finished in time for half term and will see the addition of a football goal, toddler swing, toddler climbing frame, carousel chair, wobble boards and picnic area.

We will start work on designing the permanent play area in the next couple of years.

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