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A382 corridor improvements

Infrastructure improvements to the west of Newton Abbot are currently being progressed by Devon County Council and Teignbridge District Council. The improvement strategy has been progressing for a number of years and has been split into three phases to aid delivery. A plan highlighting the current elements of the improvement package is shown below.

Improvements stretch from Drumbridges on the A38 to Churchills roundabout in Newton Abbot. They include a new link road, Jetty Marsh Phase II, from Whitehill Cross to West Golds Way (near the hospital) and a new road connecting the A382 to the A383 at Houghton Barton. There is reference to these improvements in the Teignbridge Local Plan under policy HT1 (c) and (f).

Proposed measures include realignment and widening to create extra capacity to cope with the increases in traffic anticipated as a result of the developments planned in the Heart of Teignbridge area, including to the west of Newton Abbot. Also proposed is a parallel footpath/cycleway linking into wider plans for the Newton Abbot network, and a Park and Change site at Forches Cross.

More information on the scheme can be found using the links below:

Map showing roads affected by A382 corridor improvements

Phase 1 – Forches Cross to Whitehill Cross

This initial phase is part of the scheme which was granted planning permission in June 2017. This phase was supported with funding from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Teignbridge District Council.

To formally secure this funding a Business Case was submitted in December 2015. The documents relating to this Business Case are available using the links below

The scheme was completed in May 2021.

Phase 2 – Houghton Barton Link

The connection between the A382 and A383 was granted planning permission in November 2019. There is reference to this link in the Teignbridge Local Plan under policy NA1 (f) and in supporting documents produced by Devon County Council in the Access to Houghton Barton report. This report considered the impact of development and identified potential mitigation measures. The report suggests that the aim of the link is to allow the development to proceed whilst minimising further impact on Highweek. It is expected that this link will be in place in the early stages of future housing development.

Teignbridge District Council have also produced a Development Framework Plan for Houghton Barton which sets out the District Council’s requirements in relation to key infrastructure such as the road through the development connecting the A382 and A383.

This new road is to be built using developer contributions along with funding from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). A summary was submitted to the LEP in October 2014 for an earlier version of the scheme and a funding contribution has been secured as part of the LEP’s Growth Deal 3 programme. It is featured in the Growth Deal 3 strategy ‘A Growth Deal for Productivity‘ under the heading ‘Strategic Connectivity and Sustainable Transport’. To formally secure the LEP funding a Business Case was submitted in December 2019. Further documentation relating to this business case can be found below.

Construction of the first section of this scheme, from the A382 to Howton Road, begins in May 2021 and progress will be updated on our roadworks webpage.

The second section of the scheme, from Howton Road to the A383, is expected to be constructed by developers at Houghton Barton.

Phase 3 – Drumbridges to Forches Cross, Jetty Marsh II and Exeter Rd

Phase 3 includes the remaining sections to complete the strategy. A new dual carriageway will be constructed between Drumbridges and Trago roundabout, and the A382 will be widened between Trago roundabout and Forches Cross, increasing capacity and easing congestion. The Jetty Marsh II connection will provide a new road between Whitehill Cross and West Golds Way, and a shared pedestrian and cycle path will ensure that pedestrians and cyclists will also enjoy better journeys.

The Drumbridges to Forches Cross stretch is part of the scheme which was granted planning permission in June 2017, and the revised Jetty Marsh II section was granted planning permission in September 2019. Proposed improvements to Exeter Road were consulted on in November 2018 and presented to Devon County Council’s Cabinet in a Cabinet Report in February 2019.

This phase makes up the selected scheme for inclusion in an Outline Business Case approved by the Department for Transport in May 2021. It is anticipated that the Full Business Case will be submitted in 2023, which should allow construction to start on this phase in 2024.