The battle to save our strategic gap is not with the solar farm, it is with plans to build a Stubbington bypass.
Our councillors and MPs are all fighting to build this road, but what is it going to bypass? I think it is the road to nowhere.
They have been talking about it for years and the planned route is right through the strategic gap.
If the bypass goes ahead then it is definite that Newlands Farm will be built on and the gap will be gone forever. Wildlife will be destroyed and who gains?
Not the people of Stubbington and the people at the top of Peak Lane.
I fear that the road layout will cut straight through the gap and simply move the traffic to another hotspot.
We don’t need a bypass. We need another way to get people out of Gosport or even better to get jobs in to Gosport.
The planners happily built Priddy’s Hard, but Gosport already had a job shortage so what are people going to do?
People in Gosport have to come out of their town to find jobs.
The bus lane is not being used to its full potential as the prices are too high. The road network cannot take any more traffic and a bypass will just move the traffic further along the A27.
Then where do they go? Back in to Fareham, which is congested at the best of times.
At least if the solar farm is built, I feel we can guarantee our strategic gap remains for the next 20 years or so.