A bypass to divert traffic around the outskirts of Stubbington
Last update: December 2018
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The Public Inquiry into the Stubbington Bypass Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and Side Roads Order (SRO) was held on the 26 and 27 November at the Solent Hotel & Spa, Rookery Avenue, Whiteley. The County Council’s Closing Statement to the Public Inquiry is provided below:
Following the close of the Inquiry, the Inspector will submit her report to the Secretary of State (SoS) for Transport clearly setting out her conclusions and putting forward recommendations. We anticipate this occurring during January 2019, but there are no defined timescales. After considering the Inspector’s Report the SoS will decide to confirm, modify or reject the Orders. When the SoS has reached their decision, they will notify the County Council and the objector in writing. The decision letter will set out the reasons for the decision. It is understood that it can typically take two to three months for the SoS to notify of their decision.
Key documents in connection with the Public Inquiry are available to view/download via the links provided below:
- Stubbington Bypass CPO 2018
- Stubbington Bypass SRO 2018
- County Council’s Statement of Case
- County Council’s Proof of Evidence
- County Council’s Rebuttal Proof of Evidence
- County Council’s Proof of Evidence Appendices
Two objections were received to the CPO and SRO that were advertised in February 2018. The Department for Transport (DfT) reviewed these objections and decided to call a Public Inquiry. Members of the public were free to attend the Inquiry where each remaining objection was discussed and the County Council’s case was put forward.
One objection was from a Statutory Undertaker of utilities, but was subsequently withdrawn, with the only remaining objection being from a member of the public residing outside of the works area in southern Fareham. The objection was multi-faceted and centred around a general objection to the principle of the scheme.
Full funding has now been secured for the Stubbington Bypass; Hampshire County Council has been completing the detailed design of the scheme and undertaking advance ecological and environmental works.
The total cost of the scheme is £34million. A funding contribution of £8.5m was approved by the County Council at a meeting in September 2016. In February 2017 the Government announced that £25.7 million of funding has been awarded from the Local Growth Fund 3 towards the delivery of the scheme
Further details are provided in the Stubbington Bypass FAQs and in the sections below.
- Scheme overview
The £34 million bypass will:
- Divert traffic around the outskirts of Stubbington and reduce journey time and peak hour congestion onto and off the Gosport peninsula;
- Remove transport barriers to growth and encourage investment and regeneration, including at the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus
- Improve connectivity and provide additional network resilience.
The Bypass proposals comprise:
- Construction of a new single carriageway road between the B3354 Titchfield Road and Gosport Road, passing to the north and east of Stubbington
- On-line widening of Titchfield Road between by Bypass and the A27
- Improvements to the A27 Titchfield Gyratory and further improvements to the Peel Common Roundabout (Gosport Road arm)
- Traffic management measures in Stubbington village
- Improved cycle infrastructure
Stubbington bypass forms part of Hampshire's wider plan for improving access to Fareham and Gosport. A huge amount of work has already been completed on Newgate Lane North and the A27 Western Way, with work on Peel Common roundabout and St Margaret's roundabout completed in summer 2016. Further work commenced in Autumn 2016 to dual the A27 between Segensworth and Titchfield Gyratory, and to improve the A27 The Avenue/Station roundabout. Work will commence in late spring/early summer 2017 on a new southern section of Newgate Lane.
Hampshire County Council has undergone extensive public consultations, comprehensive survey and detailed design work to ensure the exact location, scheme layout and mitigation measures meet the original objectives; to ease congestion, improve safety, and improve the area’s economic prosperity.
- Planning application, supporting documents and funding arrangement
The planning application for the scheme was submitted to the County Council in July 2015 and planning permission was granted (subject to conditions) in October 2015. The link below provides full details:
- Results of the public consultation
The public consultation exercise ended on 4 July 2014. 75% of respondents supported the preferred route for the Stubbington Bypass.
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