Residents reminded to have their say on proposed Stubbington bypass

Have your say

RESIDENTS are being reminded that they have until September 11 to comment on plans for a Stubbington bypass.

The planning application for the bypass has been submitted to Hampshire County Council and is currently open for comment.

The reminder follows 2,000 letters that were sent out by the county council containing the incorrect closure date for comments.

Councillor Sean Woodward, executive member for transport, said: ‘Building a bypass has been a desire of mine for over 10 years and I am thrilled to see it finally being submitted for planning consent.

‘However, I would like to encourage residents to view the plans and submit any comments they might have, so they can be taken into consideration before a decision is made.

‘If planning permission can be secured, I am very hopeful that the government will look favourably at funding the bypass as part of its commitment to developing infrastructure to support economic growth.’

The £30m bypass will divert traffic around the outskirts of Stubbington and will reduce journey time and peak hour congestion on to and off the Gosport peninsula.

A decision will be made by the council’s regulatory committee later in the year.

The application can be viewed online or at Fareham Borough Council or Hampshire County Council’s head offices during office hours.