Newgate Lane South

A new southern section of Newgate Lane

Last update: July 2018

Latest updates

The new section of road to be known as Newgate Lane East, was opened to traffic on Sunday 8 April 2018. The new wider, higher standard route with targeted capacity improvements has fewer side roads and driveway accesses to enable traffic to flow more smoothly and discharge more quickly to improve journey times and reduce delays. The new road and junction layout provides the uplift in capacity where it is most required and without the need for a dual carriageway.

The new multi-lane approach at Peel Common roundabout provides three times more space than the old route and will alleviate rush hour queues and reduce delays. This extended capacity could not have been achieved on the old road without compromising the access to the surrounding houses.
Removing through-traffic from the old Newgate Lane also allows the old road to be used as a safer and quieter cycling route providing a valuable missing link in the cycle network between Peel Common roundabout and HMS Collingwood.

The new road links to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus and forms part of the ‘Improving Access to Fareham and Gosport’ strategy to promote investment and employment and is the third phase of improvement work to the Newgate Lane corridor.  

Upcoming Works

Work to the scheme is nearing completion and the final elements will be finished on schedule in the next few weeks.
From 16 July to end of July
The contractors are concentrating on completing the remaining works including;
  • minor remedial works at various locations
  • removal of the old lay-by near Tanners Lane
  • tidy site and depart

To minimise disruption part of this work will be done after 8pm on Friday 20th July, and before 6am on Saturday morning, and will include some restrictions at;

  • Peel Common roundabout - Rowner Road approach (patch repairs to anti-skid surface)
  • Newgate Lane East – near Brookers Lane – with temporary traffic signals (to clear drainage gullies)   
  • Newgate Lane East – southbound outside HMS Collingwood (to remove double yellow lines
Scheme overview

Hampshire County Council has appointed Mildren Construction Ltd. as the main contractor and work commenced in early July 2017 until Summer 2018.
Hampshire County Council and Mildren Construction Ltd met with local residents and businesses early in July 2017. The presentation shown at this meeting can be seen below:

  • Newgate Lane exhibition presentation July 2017
  • NGLS exhibition slides July 2017 - printer friendly version
  • The new road is the third stage of work on the Newgate Lane corridor, linking the improvements at the northern section of Newgate Lane, undertaken in 2014/15 and the Peel Common roundabout, in 2015/16. It replaces the existing route for through traffic and will help increase capacity and ease congestion.
    Detailed overview of what the project will provide;

  • A 7.3m wide single carriageway road constructed on a new smoother alignment to the east of the existing road and Woodcote Lane. There will be fewer interruptions to traffic flow caused by turning traffic, or on-road cyclists. The road will be subject to a 40mph speed limit.
  • Increased capacity on the southbound approach to Peel Common roundabout where a new signalised arm of the roundabout will be provided. Revised road marking layouts at the roundabout will provide further capacity improvements at the roundabout
  • A closure of the existing road to through traffic from near Tanners Lane to the Peel Common roundabout, once the new road is open to traffic.
  • Vehicle access to the existing Newgate Lane will be via a new link road located north of the Peel Common Waterworks. A priority controlled junction with right turn lane will be provided to help traffic turn right from Fareham, including increased width to help traffic turn right from the existing Newgate Lane to head towards Gosport.
  • Local traffic movements only on the existing road which is planned to be provided with a new 30 mph speed limit. The road will be signposted as anon-road cycle link between the existing facilities at the northern section of Newgate Lane, and the Peel Common Roundabout.
  • Bus services 21/21A will be redirected along the new route, where new bus stop facilities will be provided near the Tudor Lodge nursing home, near Woodcote Lane/Brookers Lane and on Gosport Road by the Peel Common roundabout.
  • Pedestrian islands to assist pedestrians and cyclists to cross the new road at these locations.
  • An improved surface for Woodcote Lane and the unmade section of Brookers Lane to form a pedestrian and cycle route between Newgate Lane and The Drive.
  • New landscape planting of around 220 new trees and 8,500 new shrubs in new hedges and planting areas. The scheme also includes raised acoustic fences to reduce the impact of the scheme on adjacent properties and on the surrounding landscape.
  • Minor repairs to Newgate Lane which will be completed after the new road is open to traffic.

    Project Approval

    A project appraisal was approved by Councillor Humby as Executive Member for Environment and Transport, on the 3 November 2016. The report provides an overview of the scheme, and the funding position (which has now been agreed by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership).

    Read the report

    Planning permission

    Planning permission for the Southern Section of Newgate Lane was granted (subject to conditions) in November 2015 by the Regulatory Committee of Hampshire County Council.

    Documents relating to planning decision

    Documents relating to the planning application

    Progress photos

  • Results of the consultation

    Results of the public consultation which ended on 4 July 2014:

    • 81% of respondents supported the preferred route for the southern section of Newgate Lane
    • 75% of respondents supported the preferred route for the Stubbington Bypass

    Access to Fareham and Gosport consultation findings report

    Contact us
    Economy, Transport and Environment Department
    Hampshire County Council
    The Castle

    SO23 8UD