Newark Southern Link Road

 Project Update -

  • 0 jobs created (by end Quarter 3, 2018/19).
  • Estimated jobs created over the lifetime of the project - 3,118 jobs.
  • 28 homes created (by end Quarter 3, 2018/19).
  • Estimated homes created over the lifetime of the project - 3,250 homes.

 The Newark Southern Link Road project will create a new four-mile-long road, linking the A46 (near Farndon) with the A1 (near Fernwood); with roundabout junctions at both ends. It is designed to ease traffic congestion and improve journey times along the Newark bypass, by providing an alternative A46 to A1 route and a new River Devon crossing point.

The new road will also open up 278 hectares of land, adjacent to the southern edge of Newark’s built-up area, for housing and employment use. This area has planning permission for over 3,000 houses (including affordable housing), two retail and commercial centres, a 60-bed care home, two primary schools, community buildings, a medical centre, 50 hectares of mixed-use commercial development and landscaped green community spaces.

D2N2 is investing £7million in the project, agreed through its Local Growth Fund allocation. Other funders are the Homes and Communities Agency (a public body sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government), developer Urban & Civic plc, and Newark & Sherwood District Council.

Phase One opened to vehicles in February 2017. The project is due to be completed in 2020.

Further information is available on developer Urban & Civic plc’s website.

Project name

Newark Southern Link Road



Total Cost


LGF Allocation


Project Completion Date

March 2020

Project Lead

Newark & Sherwood District Council

Approval Date

November 2015