Mortimers Lane Improvements, Fair Oak

New and improved walking and cycling routes.

Last update: June 2024

Scheme overview

Following the development of the Eastleigh Borough Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) with input from the public and stakeholders a number of key routes were identified across the borough as being important to support and encourage more walking and cycling (known as 'active travel'). One of these routes was Mortimers Lane, which links the recent development to the village centre and beyond.

The aim of the scheme is to create more choice in how residents make their journeys by providing a safer, healthier and more pleasant environment to travel in.

Therefore a scheme has been developed with feedback from the public and stakeholders to:

  • Widen the southern footway of Mortimers Lane to provide a shared use path between Pembers Farm Avenue junction and continue to the Fair Oak Court cut through to Winchester Road;
  • Crossing points across Mortimers Lane at key locations including a new crossing to the west of Mimosa Drive and an enhanced crossing to the west of Camelia Grove;
  • A new crossing to west of Goaters Way, an enhanced crossing to the west of Hall Lands Lane and enhancements to the crossing adjacent to Pembers Hill Farm;
  • Provision of a shared use path between Fair Oak Court and Botley Road;
  • The scheme will also consider cycle signage from Mortimers Lane through to the Eastleigh Road/Botley Road/Stubbington Way signalised junction via the Stubbington Way estate as this would provide a lighter trafficked route from Mortimers Lane towards the schools on Botley Road;
    The existing shared use path along Eastleigh Road between Allington Lane and Fratton Way will be extended east from Fratton Way towards the Eastleigh Road/Botley Road/Stubbington Lane junction.

Location Plan

The scheme will be funded from locally held Section 106 agreement, a financial developer contribution to improve walking and cycling as part of the planning permission granted for the local new development. Works expected to start in late 2024.

Hampshire County Council formally approved the Eastleigh LCWIP on Decision Day 7 November 2022.  Please view the Decision Report.

Funding Arrangements
Funding for the transport capital delivery schemes is separate from the County Council’s revenue budget and savings proposals. In the majority of cases funding comes from external grants and / or Section 106 contribution from developers. This funding usually has conditions that strictly control on how, where and when it can be spent.
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