Newgate Lane East

A new road to the southern section of Newgate Lane between HMS Collingwood and Peel Common roundabout in Fareham

Last update: November 2018

Latest updates

This new road is named Newgate Lane East, and was opened to traffic on Sunday 8 April 2018. The main contract works commenced in July 2017 and completed in August 2018.
Most of the landscape planting, which includes 8,500 shrubs and 220 trees, was completed before the road opened to traffic. Further landscaping will follow this winter and the landscaping will continue to be maintained whilst it becomes established until April 2023.

Scheme overview
The new wider, higher standard route has fewer side roads and driveway accesses, so traffic can flow more smoothly to improve journey times and reduce delays. The new road and junction layout provide increased 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 this extended capacity could not have been provided on the old road without compromising safe access to the surrounding houses.

Removing through-traffic from the old Newgate Lane 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.

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

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
Address
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

Winchester
SO23 8UD