M27 Junction 10 improvements
Last update: September 2021
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Hampshire County Council’s Cabinet has conditionally agreed that Hampshire County Council will lead the delivery of the M27 Junction 10 Improvement scheme.
Recent positive indications are that sufficient funding has now been identified and, subject to finalising agreements, can be drawn from central Government and the Welborne Garden Village developer, Buckland’s, contribution towards local infrastructure. Once confirmed, the additional allocations will provide the required financial security needed for Hampshire County Council, as the Highways Authority, to become the Scheme Delivery Body.
It is currently anticipated that, assuming all funding and agreements can be put in place, together with an approved design, construction of the new junction would begin in 2023.
For further details please see the decision record.
- Scheme overview
The M27 Junction 10 currently has restricted access, only allowing partial movements for traffic westbound off and eastbound on. The proposed improvements for M27 Junction 10 include the provision of a new underpass underneath the M27 west of the existing junction; the provision of two new slip west facing roads and a replacement for the existing west-bound off-slip to create an all moves junction. Pedestrian and cycle facilities will be provided for throughout the scheme and a new dedicated BRT link will be provided.
Welborne Garden Village is located to the north of Fareham and adjacent to the A32 and around the existing M27 Junction 10. Welborne is a regionally important development site being promoted by Fareham Borough Council through their adopted Welborne Plan (2015). The planned development will comprise 6,000 new homes and 9,7250m of employment space which aims to create more than 5,700 new jobs. The proposed site includes a district centre, supporting neighbourhood centres, a new secondary school and three new primary schools. The site is being planned to create a new community with its own sense of identity and an emphasis on placemaking.
It is essential that Junction 10 is upgraded to an all moves junction that can cater for the predicted new traffic movements which will be generated by Welborne. The upgraded Junction will help to ensure that the site will be well connected to the wider south coast strategic transport network to help attract business and investment into the area.
Local residents will also benefit from the Junction 10 upgrade which aims to alleviate the congestion on local roads and improve the safety and journey times of the existing junction.
- Planning update
Planning Permission is required for the scheme as part of the wider Welborne development. In December 2018 Buckland Development Limited have submitted a planning application to Fareham Borough Council, as the determining Planning Authority. The update will include the refined preferred design for Junction 10, as developed by Hampshire County Council, as a detailed part of the submission, alongside the update for the wider outline application.
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