Improvements to the East Junction of the B3107 and the Midlands

We Need Your Help!

Holt Parish Council works hard on behalf of villagers to ensure Holt remains a fantastic
place to live and we deliver improvements as voted by the village in the Holt Neighborhood
Plan. One of the main issues raised by villagers is traffic safety and we were pleased to
secure Wiltshire Council Highways Substantive Scheme matched funding for
improvements to the east junction of the B3107 and the Midlands, which is now due for
completion during 2023.
The main objective is to make the junction safe for pedestrian access, given the current
footway is narrow, sloped, uneven and in poor state of repair; most pedestrians and all
wheelchair/pram/buggy users are forced onto the road, creating a hazard with vehicles.
Secondary objectives include: improving safety of vehicle access by reducing the speed
through slightly narrowing the road and restricting parking at the entrance; creation of a
20mph zone through the Midlands; improving the safety of the B3107 in the area of the
Midlands and Station Road junction by encouraging reduction in speed through a change
to the texture of the road surface (in the same way as has been completed at the west
junction); allowing more inclusive access to the village by those with mobility issues,
encouraging walking for general wellbeing and reduce traffic volume/emissions to enhance
the environment, through establishment of a useable footway.
We have received a preliminary design from Wiltshire Council which can be accessed via
this link. It principally shows the build-up and widening of the pavement, which requires
changes to parking restrictions and the application of additional double yellow lines to
ensure sufficient room for traffic and to improve safety. We recognize that this may be
inconvenient to some residents and add pressure to the remaining on-street parking,
which is a premium in Holt, but the Parish Council believes there will be significant benefit
overall. Wiltshire Council are currently consulting on these parking restrictions, which can
be accessed via this link.
We would ask for as many residents as possible to support these proposals via the online
form at the link by 9th January 2023 in order to deliver the much-needed improvement to
the junction.
Thank you!
Holt Parish Council