Work on Government Road

From Monday 23 May there will be work being carried out between Government Road and Chalk Farm Lake to make way for a new slip road onto the A331, as part of the Wellesley regeneration.

These works will include clearing the trees and scrub along sections of the wooded banks adjacent to the lower part of Government Road and a section running along the A331.

These clearance works are expected to be completed within 10 days and during this time areas of the woodland where the works are being carried out will be prohibited to the public.

Ecologists have been working on the site for the past three years to relocate protected wildlife to alternative habitats in preparation for these works. They will continue to have an on-site presence for the duration of the contract to ensure that the site is clear and that breeding birds are not disturbed.

All of the trees that are felled as part of this work will be chipped and either reused within the Wellesley housing development or used in other sustainable ways.  Construction work to the slip road is due to begin at the end of the year.

If you have any questions please contact Grainger:

01252 351960 or


About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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2 Responses to Work on Government Road

  1. Anonymous says:

    Will there be a tree replacement plan put in place to replant the cut down trees.

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