Countywide road drainage scheme

Scheme overview

Where: Countywide
When: April 2019 to March 2020
Status: Ongoing
Summary: Since the start of the programme three years ago £2.4 million has been spent on improving 68 sites. A further £1 million has been allocated for 2019 to 2020. The new drainage schemes will commence in April and will include up to 30 new sites (see below)
Developer: Transport for Buckinghamshire
Contact: 01296 382 416

About the project

Following another successful year, Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) will be continuing to deliver improvement measures. These are aimed at a more sustainable, long term solutions to drainage problems identified on Buckinghamshire's road network.

23 schemes were completed during 2018/19

Work has been taking place to assess known sites across the county where road surface water and ineffective drainage is an issue. The assessments help find ways of reducing, and hopefully removing the problem.  As well as more prompt removal of surface water.

TfB have also looked at dealing with ditch capacity, making sure soak ways are sufficient, installing new gully systems, and upgrading pipe sizes to increase capacity.


A Capital budget of £1 million has been allocated in 2019/20 for projects identified initially through Local Area Technicians. Before determining the priority of each treatment site the following must be taken into account:

  • local knowledge
  • safety concerns
  • site visits
  • scans
  • CCTV footage of existing drainage

A long term solution to the problem is then found, designed and built.  All through this process, local residents and businesses are kept informed.


Current works

Work is currently being planned to take place at the following locations (updated June 2019):

  • Ashley Green - Hog Lane
  • Aston Clinton - Lower Icknield Way
  • Bledlow - West Lane
  • Buckingham - Candleford court
  • Buckingham - Welsh lane
  • Chalfont st Peter - North Park Road
  • Chesham - Waterside (completed)
  • Denham - Moorefield Road (completed)
  • Edgcott - Stone Road
  • Edgcott - Marsh Gibbon Road
  • Gawcott - Main Street (completed)
  • Hazelmere - Eastern dene (completed)
  • Hazelmere - A404 Amersham Road (completed) 
  • Iver - Thorney Lane South
  • Iver - B470 Iver Lane
  • Latimer - Flaunden Bottom (completed)
  • Loosely Row - Lower Road
  • Marlow - A4155 Marlow bottom (completed)
  • Marlow - Maple Rise
  • Marlow - Marlow Bottom Road (completed)
  • Monks Risborough - Aylesbury Road
  • Newton Longville - Bletchley Road
  • Princes Risborough - Duke Street
  • Princes Risborough - Brimmers Hill
  • Saunderton - Haw Lane
  • Saunderton - Upper Icknield Way
  • Seer Green - Newbarn Lane
  • Studley Green - Water End Road
  • Taplow - Station Road (completed)
  • Taplow - Rectory Road
  • Totteridge - Larkfield Close
  • Tyler's Green - Russel Close
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Last updated: 28 June 2019

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