Gosport Interchange Improvements

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

Last update: June 2022

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).

Scheme construction expected to start in the Autumn of 2022

Planning Application
Planning permission for proposed enhancements to Gosport Interchange was granted by Hampshire County Council’s Regulatory Committee on 18 May (planning reference HCC/2022/0041). The scheme will now continue through the design phase to further develop the scheme in accordance with the requirements of the planning permission, with a view to the approved works commencing on site later this year.
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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