At his next Decision Day meeting on 11 July, Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council will consider details of enabling works and route alignment – the next steps needed in preparation for work starting on the ground.
The County Council, together with the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has already committed the £8.5m needed to submit the scheme for full Government financial backing.
Councillor Humby explained: “We’ve made a commitment to the people of Gosport and Stubbington to tackle local traffic problems, and I look forward to seeing the next stage in the bypass plans.
“This bypass is the final part of a package of road improvements we’ve made in South Hampshire in the past few years, and once complete, will enable long term plans for regeneration and economic prosperity to become a reality.”
Planning permission for the scheme was approved in 2015, and Government funding from the Local Growth Fund, supported by the Solent LEP, for the remainder needed for the £34million scheme was announced in February.
The proposed Stubbington Bypass comprises of a 3.5 kilometre road to the south of Fareham and the north-west of Stubbington, designed to alleviate local traffic problems and support long-term plans for regeneration and economic development, including improved access to the Enterprise Zone. It will provide a connection from the B3334 Titchfield Road to Gosport Road with additional improvements to the existing sections at Titchfield Road at its northern end and Gosport Road at the southern end of the alignment.