MP calls for more work on area’s transport

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AN MP has reiterated the need for better transport across the area.

As reported, Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage called a debate in parliament over the issue and has now urged the government to invest in the A32 and the M27, and on railways connecting southern cities to London.

She said improved transport will tackle deprivation.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘The presence of international hubs such as Portsmouth and Southampton means the south and, in particular, my region of the Solent act as a gateway to the world.

‘Good transport links are therefore crucial to connect local firms with the rest of the country. Unfortunately, people in the south too often feel cut off from prosperity due to unreliable and overcrowded transport links.

‘The deep pockets of deprivation across the south coast will never be overcome while we have the second-rate transport network.’

It comes as Hampshire County Council announced a £90m plan to ease congested access to the Gosport peninsula.