Cliftonville Corridor Improvement Scheme 2019

Closes 4 Sep 2019

Opened 31 Jul 2019

Overview

Northamptonshire is currently experiencing significant growth, with over 30,000 new homes planned up to 2031, creating opportunity for 15,000 new jobs.

The University of Northampton recently opened their new campus, accommodating more than 14,000 students and staff. The impact of such growth will impact on an already crowded network creating congestion, and worsening the existing air quality problems.

The Northampton Central Area Action Plan produced by Northampton Borough Council and our Northampton Town Transport Strategy both identify the Cliftonville Corridor as an area of concern regarding traffic levels and air quality. The route provides an important north-south link, as well as being one of the main accesses to and from Northampton General Hospital.

At peak times the corridor experiences congestion and traffic regularly queues back from Cliftonville Road along Bedford Road as far as the Barnes Meadow Interchange.

Following a successful bid for the Department for Transport’s National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) have secured £1.814m to provide local Highway improvements to address these concerns, contribute to wider benefits on the strategic transport network and establish the Cliftonville Corridor as the eastern section of the revised inner ring road.

The £2.591m scheme, supported by the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) and Northampton Borough Council, will help enable other local developments, such as the former Northampton St Edmund’s Hospital site which proposes to deliver up to 190 new homes.  The scheme will also help enhance the new £330m University of Northampton campus.

Further information, including layout details and an overview of the scheme can be found via the links below, which should be read prior to responding to this consultation.

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Events

  • Consultation event 7th August

    From 7 Aug 2019 at 16:00 to 7 Aug 2019 at 20:00

    As part of the consultation we are holding two consultation events at Abington Vale Primary School, Stirling Campus, The Avenue, Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5BT

  • Consultation event 15th August

    From 15 Aug 2019 at 16:00 to 15 Aug 2019 at 20:00

    As part of the consultation we are holding two consultation events at Abington Vale Primary School, Stirling Campus, The Avenue, Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5BT