Gillingham Access to Growth

Gillingham Access to Growth, Gillingham 

Start Date:01/12/2018                             End Date:31/03/2021


Growth Deal funding up to £3,450,000

Allocated to Dorset County Council

Project Summary - Transport infrastructure improvements to support the housing and employment urban extension of Gillingham.

Local Growth Funding has been allocated to deliver a package of transport improvement schemes within Gillingham town centre which are most directly related to unlocking and delivering the development of 1,350 homes and 1,250 jobs.


The infrastructure works include:

  • Shaftesbury Road/New Road junction improvement
  • Newbury/Le Neuborg Way junction improvement
  • SCOOT installation on 5 junctions along the B3081/B3092 corridor
  • Sustainable transport improvements – walking, cycling links between the development, station, town centre
  • The Enmore Green Link Road could be designed up and made ready for submission to other government bidding opportunities


  • No. of housing unit starts: 1,800 
  • No. of housing units completed: 1,800
  • Unlocked employment land (Hectares): 9
  • No. of permanent, paid full time equivalent jobs: 2,500

Dorset LEP Board signed off the Full Business Case in September 2018 and the funding agreement was subsequently signed in December 2018. Construction is due to start in 2019/20.

Contact Details 

Dorset LEP

Martina Hanulova, Programme Manager


Tel: 07925891380

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