Studies looking at the M27 corridor 86kb, focusing on the area between junctions five and twelve, have been completed and a reports was presented to the Transport for South Hampshire (TfSH) Joint Committee on 21st June, 2010. As several new developments are planned in the area, TfSH carried out the studies to ensure that the cumulative transport impact associated with proposed developments in the study area, principally upon the strategic road network, can be reduced, managed and mitigated against The M27 studies were required in order to produce a strategic transport plan for the M27 corridor in 2016 and 2026 and took into account the following:
the feasibility of access links to the proposed Strategic Development Areas (SDAs) at North and North East Hedge End and North Fareham
links to proposed the major development area (MDA) at North Whiteley including an assessment of the need for and definition of Whiteley Way and Botley Bypass
links to the eastern access to Southampton
links to proposed development at Tipner and Port Solent/ Horsea Island
inks to the proposed strategic employment site at Eastleigh RiverSide via the M27 junction 5.