£90m road scheme to ease traffic in Fareham and Gosport

£90m road scheme to ease traffic in Hampshire

£90m road scheme to ease traffic in Hampshire

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

IT has been billed as the biggest road scheme in Hampshire in a generation.

The £90million pound plans to improve transport around Fareham and Gosport would make 10,000 new jobs and 6,000 homes possible, according to the county's transport boss.

From Monday people can have their say on the proposals which include a Stubbington Bypass to take traffic to and from Gosport around the village, a re-routed Newgate Lane South and improvements to the A27, Titchfield Gyratory and St Margarets Roundabout.

The plan also includes £35million improvements to create a Junction 10 off-slip road on the eastbound M27 Cllr Sean Woodward, Hampshire's highways supremo and Fareham Borough Council leader, said it was the biggest road scheme in the county since the Totton Bypass 30 years ago.

Initial plans went to the public last July where three possible routes were offered up for a potential Stubbington Bypass and residents were also asked if they wanted the bypass - 87 per cent supported the idea.

A combination of two of the routes is now the preferred option.

The plans, which are not yet certain to get crucial Government funding, will be on display at various venues and libraries throughout June.

Council bosses hope that the extensive changes, which should be in place by 2018, will improve access to Fareham and Gosport, make the area more attractive to investors and therefore create more jobs as well as securing the future of the plans for a new community at Welborne and the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus.

But Cllr Woodward said that without the £90million funding from Government, it simply would not go ahead.

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership put in the bid in March supported by Hampshire County Council plus Fareham and Gosport borough councils.

He said the scheme would never have been considered if it had not been for the controversial plans for 6,000 homes at Welborne, a new community north of Fareham, and the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus, which hopes to bring 3,500 jobs.

Cllr Woodward said the scheme works as a package and that it was through these changes they could reduce congestion rather than creating a new bottleneck somewhere else.

The consultation will end on August 4 and depending on the outcome planning applications could follow in spring next year.

Many councillors welcomed the scheme.

Stubbington ward councillor and county councillor Chris Wood said: “It's overdue. The amount of traffic that will emanate from Daedalus has to be controlled. The traffic through Stubbington is appalling so this is absolutely necessary.”

The exhibtions will take place:

  • Monday June 9, 1pm to 6pm, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington.
  • Wednesday June 11, 3pm to 8pm, Titchfield Community Centre.
  • Friday June 13, 3pm to 7pm, Lee-on-the-Solent Community Centre.
  • Monday June 16, 4pm to 7pm, Fareham Academy/Neville Lovett School.
  • Thursday June 19, 2pm to 7.30pm, Royal Sovereign Pavilion, Newgate Lane.
  • Saturday June 21, 10am to 4pm, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington.
  • Tuesday June 24, 4pm to 7pm, Fareham Academy/Neville Lovett School.
  • Wednesday June 25, 3pm to 8pm, Titchfield Community Centre.
  • Monday June 30, 4pm to 8pm, Peel Common Junior School.
  • Unmanned exhibitions will be at libraries in Fareham, Stubbington, Locks Heath, Lee-on-the-Solent and Gosport Discovery Centre.

Comments (5)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:56am Sat 7 Jun 14

saintsfan76 says...

Like many i think.it will simply move the Stubbington jams further along the Titchfield Road. The bye-pass is due to run from behind Crofton School across land at the top of Mays Lane and then cut a path directly across Hollam Nurseries land. Removing the greenbelt land between Mays Lane and Peak Lane thus leaving housing developement options open. 6,000 homes could eventually be built there. A bye-pass would benefit residents in Titchfield Road however and make traffic flow easier from Mays Lane through the current village bye-pass.
Like many i think.it will simply move the Stubbington jams further along the Titchfield Road. The bye-pass is due to run from behind Crofton School across land at the top of Mays Lane and then cut a path directly across Hollam Nurseries land. Removing the greenbelt land between Mays Lane and Peak Lane thus leaving housing developement options open. 6,000 homes could eventually be built there. A bye-pass would benefit residents in Titchfield Road however and make traffic flow easier from Mays Lane through the current village bye-pass. saintsfan76
  • Score: 1

11:23am Sat 7 Jun 14

biggus2 says...

This will only move the bottleneck to Segensworth Roundabout. 6000 homes means at least 5000 cars south of the M27. The houses need to be North of the M27 There are simply too many cars on the road.
This will only move the bottleneck to Segensworth Roundabout. 6000 homes means at least 5000 cars south of the M27. The houses need to be North of the M27 There are simply too many cars on the road. biggus2
  • Score: 0

12:06pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Turtlebay says...

But whilst the 'works' are taking place there will be even greater delays!

Why are they called 'road works' when they don't?
But whilst the 'works' are taking place there will be even greater delays! Why are they called 'road works' when they don't? Turtlebay
  • Score: 1

9:00am Sun 8 Jun 14

Zeo says...

Could they also reopen the Gosport Branch Line?
Could they also reopen the Gosport Branch Line? Zeo
  • Score: 1

11:30am Thu 26 Jun 14

Whiteley Man says...

He said the scheme would never have been considered if it had not been for the controversial plans for 6,000 homes at Welborne.....

And there you have it; this is a bribe for his pet project.
He said the scheme would never have been considered if it had not been for the controversial plans for 6,000 homes at Welborne..... And there you have it; this is a bribe for his pet project. Whiteley Man
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree