The A15 runs from Norman Cross junction on the A1 to Hull, via Yaxley, Peterborough, Deepings, Bourne, Sleaford, Lincoln and Brigg. It provides access to the villages of Yaxley and (indirectly) Farcet, and was the southern access into Peterborough before the construction of the Parkway dual carriageway around Peterborough.
There have been recent moves to 'de-main' the road by diverting it through the housing estate at Hempsted.
The Great Haddon proposal diverts the A15 into the development, and the original plans were to restrict vehicular access on the A15 into Yaxley, though this has been dropped from the latest plan (Feb 2011).
The road is already congested at peak hours, especially so if there is any disruption on the A1(M) or the Parkways.
View north-west across the development area from the Norman Cross Napoleonic PoW camp.
Tollgate Farm is just visible to the right. March 2011
View north-east up the A15 (London Road) towards Yaxley from Norman Cross. March 2011
View north across the development area from the A15 (London Road). Hampton is visible to the right. March 2011
View west along the A15 (London Road) to Norman Cross. March 2011
View north-east up the A15 (London Road) towards Yaxley, at the approximate location for the 'Southern Gateway' to the Great Haddon development. March 2011
View west along the A15 (London Road) towards Norman Cross. March 2011
View north-west along the access track to Spendelow's Farm, from the A15 (London Road).
In the proposed development, to the left will be residential area R35, to the right will be the Secondary School, and ahead will be the District Centre. March 2011
Looking south-west down the A15 (London Road) towards Norman Cross, at the junction with the farms and Waterslade Road (behind). March 2011
Same location, looking north-east towards Yaxley with the A15 (London Road) curving away to the left, and Waterslade Road approaching from the right. This is the point, extreme left, where the proposed Yaxley bypass will leave the existing road and curve into the Great Haddon development, rejoining the A15 at a point between Yaxley and Hampton. March 2011