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Basildon Integrated Transport Package

Basildon Integrated Transport Package (ITP) – Tranche 1

To provide an integrated package of traffic management and sustainable travel infrastructure improvements in and around the Basildon Borough area.

The purpose of this project is to provide an integrated package of traffic management and sustainable travel infrastructure improvements in and around the Basildon Borough area. This will support economic growth across South Essex and the regeneration of Basildon Town Centre. This also unlocks additional transport capacity, which would otherwise prevent economic growth and development.

This business case is for the first phase of the package. A further business case will be submitted, at a later date, once the details of the Basildon Town Centre regeneration project have been fully defined.

The objectives of this scheme are:

  • To support housing and job growth
  • To make best use of the existing highway network
  • To reduce congestion at key points on the network
  • To promote, encourage and support sustainable journeys within Basildon and along the wider A127
    corridor
  • To improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

The plan below shows the area included in this package. It is focused around the main town centres of Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

Basildon Integrated Transport Package (ITP) – Tranche 2

Tranche 2 of the Basildon Integrated Transport Package builds on Tranche 1 work, funded by the LGF in 2015 through 2017, to deliver a scalable package of sustainable transport schemes providing bus, rail, cycling and walking improvements to Basildon.

Basildon Town Centre Masterplan

The overall scheme is highly supportive and pivotal to the successful delivery of the Basildon Town Centre Masterplan, which is simultaneously applying for Growth Funding to deliver significant improvements to regenerate the town centre and which will provide 130 new homes, 1,500m² new commercial floorspace and a minimum of 96 new direct jobs.

Town Centre Highway Improvements

This involves changes to the Bus Station layout, plus creation of a two-way flow on Cherrydown East, and modifications to the associated junctions around the station. The aim is to make the operation of the Bus Station more efficient and tie it in directly with the Railway Station by the creation of a ‘Transit Mall’. Additionally, it will improve the public realm by opening up the front of the station, provide additional cycle storage for rail commuters and positively link the relocation of South Essex College to the Town Centre. To improve traffic flows around the town centre, it is proposed to make changes to the wider network at key locations.

  • Town Centre Highway Improvements – This involves changes to the Bus Station layout, plus creation of a two-way flow on Cherrydown East, and modifications to the associated junctions around the station. The aim is to make the operation of the Bus Station more efficient and tie it in directly with the Railway Station by the creation of a ‘Transit Mall’. Additionally, it will improve the public realm by opening up the front of the station, provide additional cycle storage for rail commuters and positively link the relocation of South Essex College to the Town Centre. To improve traffic flows around the town centre, it is proposed to make changes to the wider network at key locations.
  • Cycling Schemes – To improve cycle links into the town centre, to the nationally recognised Basildon Sporting Village, Basildon Enterprise Corridor to the north and the hospital to the south west. It will complete the missing links to provide joined-up cycling access to the town centre from all major areas of Basildon.
  • Endeavour Drive Bus Link – To provide a bus link, including provision for cycling and walking, from businesses on Endeavour Drive and the Enterprise Corridor, through the adjacent Retail Park and onward to the outlying districts of Rayleigh and Wickford.
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Basildon Town Centre Highway & Cycling Improvements

Endeavour Drive Bus Link

Basildon Integrated Transport Package (ITP) – Tranche 2

Sustainable Transport Improvements:

  • Rail Access
  • Bus Station Access
  • New Bus Link
  • Improved Cycling & Walking connections
  • network improvements

This is highly supportive and pivotal to the success of the Basildon Town Centre Masterplan which is simultaneously applying for Growth Funding to deliver significant improvements to regenerate the town centre and which will provide 130 new homes, 1,500m² new commercial floorspace and a minimum of 96 new direct jobs.

  • Town Centre Highway Improvements – This involves changes to the Bus Station layout, plus creation of a two-way flow on Cherrydown East, and modifications to the associated junctions around the station. The aim is to make the operation of the Bus Station more efficient and tie it in directly with the Railway Station by the creation of a ‘Transit Mall’. Additionally, it will improve the public realm by opening up the front of the station, provide additional cycle storage for rail commuters and positively link the relocation of South Essex College to the Town Centre. To improve traffic flows around the town centre, it is proposed to make changes to the wider network at key locations.
  • Cycling Schemes – To improve cycle links into the town centre, to the nationally recognised Basildon Sporting Village, Basildon Enterprise Corridor to the north and the hospital to the south west. It will complete the missing links to provide joined-up cycling access to the town centre from all major areas of Basildon.
  • Endeavour Drive Bus Link – To provide a bus link, including provision for cycling and walking, from businesses on Endeavour Drive and the Enterprise Corridor, through the adjacent Retail Park and onward to the outlying districts of Rayleigh and Wickford.

 

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Funding value: £9m
Total Project cost: £13.81m
Return to Capital Investment