Chris Ames 28 March 2024

Oxfordshire signs first scheme under new 'brownfield fund'

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Oxfordshire County Council is the first local authority to secure project funding through Homes England's Brownfield, Infrastructure and Land (BIL) Fund.

The county signed an agreement to secure £17m towards its A34 Lodge Hill interchange scheme and has appointed Balfour Beatty to design and build the work.

The junction, which is located between Abingdon and Oxford, only has north-facing slip roads. The scheme will add south-facing slip roads A34, cycle and pedestrian safety improvements and layby upgrades on the A34.

This is the first scheme to enter into a contract under the BIL fund, which was launched last summer to 'bring forward strategic sites and housing-led opportunities, with at least 60% of activity focused on brownfield land'.

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