Surveys over road changes

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PLANNERS are taking a look at wildlife ahead of major work on roads in the area.

Hampshire County Council is carrying out surveys in Fareham as part of a £90m road improvement scheme to improve access to the borough and Gosport.

As reported, work includes Stubbington Bypass, Peel Common Roundabout, Newgate Lane, and sections of the A27 corridor.

Councillor Sean Woodward, executive member for transport, said: ‘We’re carrying out these surveys to help us better understand the environment in the wider local area, especially in terms of the local ecology, habitats, and the presence of protected species such as bats, dormice and newts.’

The work is being done over non-residential land from early this month to March 2015.

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