Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “Hampshire County Council officers have been working to progress the scheme to build a bypass at Stubbington, and have completed the detailed design, undertaken procurement, and carried out advance ecological, archaeological and environmental works.
“In order to minimise the risk of delays to this important local scheme and in accordance with the statutory process, the County Council opened negotiations with landowners to secure all the necessary land at the same time as an application was made for a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and a Side Road Order (SRO) 2018.
“A single objection remains to the SRO and as such the Department for Transport have determined that a public inquiry is necessary. Members of the public are free to attend the Inquiry where the objection will be discussed in detail.
“Full details can be found on the Public Notice accessed via the link below: Stubbington Bypass CPO & SRO Public Inquiry. Hampshire County Council will be supplying evidence to the Inquiry and will await the outcome in due course.”
Councillor Humby continued: “Hampshire County Council has made a commitment to the people of Gosport and Stubbington to improve traffic and travel in South Hampshire and enable long term plans for development and regeneration to come forward.
“The Stubbington Bypass is the final piece of a £100 million plus package of road and transport improvements led and implemented by Hampshire County Council in recent years, including the newly opened Newgate Lane South with Peel Common Roundabout, improvements to the A27 and the imminent BRT Eclipse extension.”
Hampshire County Council has developed the scheme to construct at 3.5 km bypass at Stubbington to:
Divert traffic around the outskirts of Stubbington and reduce journey times and peak hour congestion onto and off the Gosport peninsula
Improve transport infrastructure to encourage investment and regeneration in the area
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.
More information can be found on the County Council’s webpages: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/transportschemes/stubbingtonbypass