Preparations start for new traffic enforcement at nine locations

Plans are progressing for the introduction of new traffic restrictions at nine sites across Hampshire to improve highway safety and reduce congestion

Dec 20 2023

Hampshire County Council will be installing camera equipment and updating road signs in the coming weeks ready for the start of the local enforcement schemes. Drivers who breach the restrictions will receive a Penalty Charge Notice issued at £70, reduced to £35, if paid within 21 days. 
Councillor Nick Adams-King, the County Council’s Cabinet Lead for Universal Services including highways, said: “We are implementing new traffic enforcement measures at locations where evidence shows that existing restrictions, such as school ‘Keep Clear’ markings, banned turns or yellow box junctions, are being frequently ignored.  
“The aim is to make these locations safer for all road users and to reduce congestion, with an expectation that driver compliance will improve over time. This has been made possible after the Government granted new powers, previously held only by the police, to enable local authorities to undertake civil enforcement of traffic restrictions with a fine.” 
Cameras will be installed at each of the following sites in the coming weeks to enable enforcement through Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. Road signs and markings will also be updated to ensure the restriction is as clear for drivers and is in full compliance with Department for Transport regulations.  
The locations are:  
Bus gate at Norn Hill 
Pedestrian zone (with an exception for buses) at Alencon Link 
Yellow box marking on Leigh Road junction with M3 Northbound Slip Road 
School Keep Clear marking outside Portchester Community School, White Hart Lane, Fareham 
School Keep Clear Markings on Hart Plain Avenue, in Cowplain near to Cowplain School, Hart Plain Infant and Hart Plain Junior Schools 
New Forest 
Prohibition of right turn on Staplewood Lane at the junction with A326 Marchwood by-pass 
Prohibition of right turn on A325 Farnborough Road at the junction with Empress Avenue/Napoleon Avenue in Farnborough  
Test Valley 
Yellow box marking outside the fire station on the A3057 Alma Road in Romsey  
Bus gate on Station Hill 
Updates on the ‘go live’ for each site will be available on the County Council’s webpages