Roads and Transport

Consultation on western access to Gosport, Newgate Lane improvements, and potential Stubbington bypass

Common Questions

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Consultation

How long does the consultation last for?

9 weeks from 8 July to 9 September 2013

How can I make my views known?

Survey forms will be available to complete at the drop-in venues and at information points in Fareham, Lee-on-the-Solent and Stubbington Libraries and the Gosport Discovery centre. Alternatively you can complete an online survey form via this website

Where can I find out more detailed information?

Please attend the drop-in sessions where our exhibition will be on view and our officers will be on hand to answer your questions. Information boards will be available in Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Fareham libraries and at the Gosport Discovery Centre. On line at this website.

If you have specific questions about the proposals then please contact the project team at accesstogosport@hants.gov.uk and we will do our best to provide you with the answers.

When will the County Council feedback the findings from the consultation?

Following the end of the consultation period on 9 September we will analyse your feedback and comments. A public report will be presented to the County Council’s Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment in the Autumn.

How will the results of the consultation affect the plans and proposals?

The results for the northern section of Newgate Lane will be considered in the detailed design process, and the outcomes reported to the Executive Member for Policy and Resources in the Autumn, as part of the scheme approval process.

Your views on the Peel Common Roundabout interim scheme will be considered in the development of the engineering design and will be the subject of a further localised consultation early in 2014.

Your views on the initial route options for the Stubbington Bypass will feed into the decision making process which will also consider land, planning, traffic, environmental and cost issues.  

What happens next?

Following the end of the consultation period on 9 September we will analyse your feedback and comments. A public report will be presented to the County Council’s Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment in the Autumn.

The first stage of the construction works are planned to commence on the northern section of Newgate Lane in early 2014.

How much will it cost?

Based on preliminary design information the estimated costs for the northern section are in the order of £5M.  Once the detailed design is completed a final estimate of costs will be reported to the County Council’s Executive Member for Policy and Resources in the Autumn, as part of the decision making process.

Once the proposals for Peel Common roundabout and the Stubbington Bypass are further developed it will be possible to provide a cost estimate.

How will the work be funded?

A funding package of £8.5M has been assembled which incorporates a Growing Places Fund loan from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, a contribution from the developer at Daedalus, and the County Council’s own capital resources.

Stubbington Bypass

When will the Stubbington Bypass be built?

There is currently no programme for the construction of the Stubbington Bypass however the design is being developed to enable bids for funding to be made at the earliest opportunity.

What will be the impact of Stubbington Bypass on the environment?

As part of appraisal work moving forward an environmental impact assessment will be undertaken which considers impacts in relation to a wide range of environmental issues including: ecology, landscape, water and drainage; air quality, noise and other areas.  The impacts will be identified and fully assessed and then appropriate mitigation will be identified.

What will be the impact of Stubbington Bypass on the Strategic Gap?

The proposed bypass will have an impact on the landscape setting, and will be considered further, and where possible mitigated as the design develops.

Will the construction of the Stubbington by-pass lead to an infill of housing and development between Stubbington and Fareham?

The Fareham Borough Council draft Local Plan part 2: Development Sites and Policies document (October 2012) does not allocate development within the Strategic Gap between Stubbington and Fareham.  The bypass proposal is not linked by the County Council to enabling development.

What will be the impact of Stubbington Bypass on wildlife?

As part of the environmental impact assessment the scheme impacts upon wildlife will be identified and assessed. In particular impacts upon any protected species will need to be fully mitigated with replacement habitats being provided where appropriate.

Will there be provision for cyclists and pedestrians?

Once the preferred route is known suitable facilities for pedestrians and cyclists will be provided as appropriate.

A27

When will the A27 improvements be started?

We are currently investigating scheme options for the A27 between Segensworth and Fareham.  A phased strategy is being developed including 3 phases: firstly the eastern end including Fareham Station roundabout and Gudge Heath Lane junction for which funding is currently being sought.; secondly the section which forms part of the Western Access to Gosport between Segensworth and Titchfield (the timing of this phase are likely to be closely aligned to the delivery of a Stubbington Bypass); and thirdly the section between Titchfield and Gudge Heath Lane, which will come later and will be subject to funding availability.

Will land be required to dual the single carriageway sections of the A27?

Yes there will be some sections where land will be required. Early feasibility design is currently underway to identify the locations which would be affected.

Will there be improvements for pedestrians and cyclists?

Yes a key scheme objective is to improve provision for pedestrians and cyclists and to improve road safety for all. Further design work will be needed to identify further details in relation to this issue.

Newgate Lane

How much will it cost?

Based on preliminary design information the estimated costs for the northern section are in the order of £5M.  Once the detailed design is completed a final estimate of costs will be reported to the County Council’s Executive Member for Policy and Resources in the Autumn, as part of the decision making process.

Will the scheme reduce traffic delays?

The proposals are expected to reduce traffic delays, particularly at the Longfield Avenue and Speedfield Park junctions.

Will the scheme increase traffic?

The scheme has been designed to help alleviate the existing traffic congestion, and cope with additional traffic induced by known developments.  The Stubbington Bypass will have a significant impact on traffic distribution in the wider area and thus on the level of provision on the remainder of Newgate Lane, which in turn will determine whether the scheme will attract more traffic

Does the scheme improve provision for pedestrians and cyclists?

The scheme provides off road shared facilities on both sides of Newgate Lane between the link to the Eclipse/BRT route at Palmerston Drive at the northern end,

Does the scheme require third party land?

No, although accommodation works will be required to alter the access arrangements for HMS Collingwood.

How will the scheme be funded?

The costs of the scheme will be met from a funding package of £8.5M, assembled from a Growing Places Fund loan from the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, a contribution from the developer at Daedalus, and the County Council’s own capital resources.

Does the scheme impact upon trees and hedges?

There will be some loss of trees and hedges which will be mitigated by additional planting using native species and enhancement to the existing landscape.

Will there be road closures during the works?

Work that is likely to disrupt traffic will be confined to overnight or weekends subject to environmental considerations.

Will buildings be demolished?

No