Bypass between Gosport and Fareham given boost

Leader of Fareham Borough Council Cllr Sean Woodward and Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage with traffic that would be alleviated when a Stubbington bypass is built. ENGPPP00120130524184910
Leader of Fareham Borough Council Cllr Sean Woodward and Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage with traffic that would be alleviated when a Stubbington bypass is built. ENGPPP00120130524184910
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MONEY for a new bypass that would reduce congestion is likely to be included in the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.

Sky News says Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond is set to invest £15bn into Britain’s transport system when he makes the statement on November 23.

A bid by the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership has been placed to gain £25m to fund the Stubbington bypass – an alternative route for vehicles travelling from Gosport to Fareham.

Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of Fareham Borough Council is hopeful the project will get the green light.

Cllr Woodward said: ‘We have done everything we need to do to have our bid accepted.

‘We have the planning permission and have gained £8m funding – that is exactly what the chancellor requires.’