Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, will consider a report setting out the major progress made to date but also reviewing the risks associated with the transport scheme at Junction 10 of the M27 in Fareham at his Decision Day meeting.
Councillor Humby explained: “Hampshire County Council stepped in to co-ordinate this complex scheme, pulling together different interests, and working closely with Highways England to align to the Smart Motorways project, Fareham Borough Council on the proposed development at Welborne and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership to secure Government funding.
“We’ve made excellent progress over the past 12 months to design a scheme which can be delivered and which has allowed the developers to submit an updated planning application for Welborne. We’ve achieved what we set out to do at this stage of the project, but we are now at a point where we can’t go any further without progress from our partners around planning permissions and funding agreements.
“I am also concerned that timescales are becoming very tight for the scheme to be progressed in alignment with the Smart Motorways programme. We took on this role as scheme promoter on the condition that there was no financial risk to Hampshire County Council, and, with funding provided to the County Council for development and preparation work due to run out at the end of January, we need some quick decisions from our partners.”
The full report is available at: http://democracy.hants.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=170