Gosport Interchange Improvements

Transforming Cities Fund - bus, taxi, pedestrian and public realm improvements in Gosport.

Last update: May 2022

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Highway Survey Works - week commencing 16 May 2022

Investigatory works will take place on parts of the existing bus station and on land to the south of The Esplanade. There will be no impact on pedestrian, cycle or motor vehicle routes.

Exact dates of these works will be advertised on site. Hours of work will be between 8am-6pm on weekdays.

Scheme overview

The proposed scheme seeks to:

  • Improve the bus interchange facilities at the Gosport Ferry Terminal, served by the Fareham to Gosport Eclipse bus service.  The Gosport Ferry Terminal is a key travel hub to Portsmouth Harbour from which people can access onward links to Isle of Wight via catamaran services, to the wider rail network and bus services across the city region. 

The proposed scheme consists of the following enhancements:

  • Relocation of the existing bus station to the site of the existing taxi rank and Falkland Gardens short stay car park and drop-off/pick-up facility;
  • Relocation of the existing taxi rank and drop-off/ pick-up facility to the western part of the existing bus station site;
  • Provision of alterations to the existing highway network, including the provision of a bus-only link across the High Street, between North and South Cross Street.

The proposed relocation of the bus station will facilitate the provision of a new Waterfront development by Gosport Borough Council, in line with its adopted Gosport Waterfront and Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Planning Application
A planning application for proposed enhancements to Gosport Interchange has been submitted to Hampshire County Council (planning reference HCC/2022/0041).
The application will be open for consultation until 11th March when the public will have the opportunity to make any comments/ representations using the link above.
Once the consultation period has ended, and subject to the comments/ representations received, the scheme will be considered by the County Council’s Planning Regulatory Committee in Spring 2022.

Feedback Survey Results

The report summarises key findings from the feedback survey which took place from 8 July 2021 to 2 September 2021. This was an opportunity for local residents and businesses to provide their views on the proposed improvement scheme.

The information pack is still available to view, along with the pre-recorded welcome and introduction from Councillor Rob Humby, Hampshire County Council Deputy Leader & Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment.

Funding Arrangements

Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council and the Isle of Wight Council have jointly secured nearly £56 million of funding from the government's Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) to improve the way people travel around Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Waterlooville , Havant and the Isle of Wight.

This funding will support the delivery of the Gosport Interchange along with 22 other schemes across the region which include improvements for walking, cycling and bus travel and provide an important next step for the three authorities towards developing a rapid transit network for the area.  For more information please see the funding bids.

Hampshire County Council will be delivering a further eight TCF schemes in Havant, Gosport and Fareham;

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Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Hampshire County Council
The Castle

Winchester
SO23 8UD