Council to consult on Stubbington Bypass
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Consultation on proposals to improve the western access to Gosport, including initial high level ideas for a potential Stubbington Bypass, has been given the green light by Hampshire County Council and will start in July.
Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, Cllr Seán Woodward has approved a consultation that will:
Present detailed plans for the proposed improvements to the northern section of Newgate Lane between Palmerston Drive and Tanners Lane for comment
Ask for views on interim measures to improve the Peel Common roundabout junction
Seek early views on three possible routes for the Stubbington bypass and related improvements.
The proposals aim to provide improved access to the Solent Enterprise Zone, and to help address existing traffic problems on the Gosport peninsula including the Stubbington area.
Cllr Woodward said: "Although there has been long standing local interest in a potential Stubbington Bypass we are looking at this as part of a wider set of highway works to improve access to Fareham and Gosport on the western side in order to support the local economy and improve the quality of life for those living and working in the area."
Now is the perfect time to be taking these proposals forward with the Government creating a more favourable climate for investment in major highway infrastructure in order support economic growth. We have already secured a funding package for the Newgate Lane north scheme and for the Peel Common roundabout improvements, but is important to ensure that we will be in a good position to bid for funding to improve the access to Gosport from the west as soon as an opportunity becomes available.