Highways & Infrastructure

CALA is aware that traffic congestion is a major issue in and around Stratford-upon-Avon and our proposed development includes a number of suggestions to improve congestion around Long Marston Airfield and the town centre.

If the development goes ahead, CALA has agreed to underwrite the full £30million required to build a new Western Relief Road to help reduce traffic in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

CALA’s proposal includes: 

  • A new Western Relief Road, fully funded by CALA, which would help reduce traffic congestion in and around Stratford-upon-Avon
  • A further £1million towards road improvements to the B4632 as part of a Section 106 agreement
  • Additional contributions towards the Stratford Transport Plan
  • A sustainable transport plan to encourage local level trips via walking and cycling, with longer distance trips via cycling and buses

Traffic impact assessment

We have worked in partnership with Warwickshire County Council to assess the impact that our development would have on the highway network. The results showed that not only could the highways accommodate 3,500 new homes and a technology park, the package of infrastructure improvements we would deliver would help dramatically improve capacity and journey times in and around Stratford, even in the morning and evening rush hours.

Stratford Greenway

We will also explore the unique opportunity that the site has in relation to its proximity to the Stratford Greenway, which has the potential to provide a traffic-free route directly into Stratford-upon-Avon. CALA has commissioned an initial concept report into rail link corridors from Long Marston to Stratford-upon-Avon, which proposes a number of options for rail provision that we would be happy to discuss further with local stakeholders.