Wider Fareham community should have their say

INFORMATION Shaun Cunningham is making residents aware of major developments in the area
INFORMATION Shaun Cunningham is making residents aware of major developments in the area

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Shaun Cunningham, chairman of Inform Fareham Group, is urging residents to take part in the planning process

Hampshire County Council currently has two important public consultations running and Inform Fareham-Focus would urge residents across the Borough to participate and have their say.

Both road schemes are being described as strategically important to relieve traffic congestion, especially on the local road network around Stubbington and to ensure good traffic passage to the new Daedalus Enterprise zone from the West.

The Stubbington bypass plans are reasonably well known to local residents.

However, the second road scheme on land to the east of Newgate Lane effecting residents surrounding Woodcot Lane Fareham, is much less recognised.

Talking to residents, one can find expressions for and against both schemes so it’s vital residents have their say.

There will be a public exhibition held on Thursday, September 3 at Holy Rood Church, Stubbington between 1pm and 7pm, which will be followed by a special Community Action Team meeting between 7pm- 8.30pm.

Officers from Hampshire County Council will be at both events to address any questions or concerns the public may have.

Hampshire have sent out 2,000 letters to residents of Stubbington and Titchfield.

However, Inform Fareham take the view both projects are major pieces of infrastructure and the wider community should be aware of the planned schemes and thus have opportunity to comment.

Both projects will service the wider community and so it is essential the broader community make their views known.

Proposal :Application no.:P/15/0718/CC

Construction of a bypass for Stubbington, providing a connection from Titchfield Road to Gosport Road, together with associated improvements/enabling works.

Proposal Application no.P/15/0717/CC

Construction of a new southern section of Newgate Lane to provide a new connection from Newgate Lane to Peel Common Roundabout together with the construction of a junction and link road to access the existing route of Newgate Lane.

Both consultations are now open for public comment and run until September 11.

Comments can be e-mailed to planning@hants.gov.uk quoting the application number one, or write to: strategic planning, Hampshire County Council economy, transport and environment, Elizabeth II Court West,The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UD.