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PLANS for a bypass to ease traffic congestion in and out of Gosport are to go on display.

A consultation will seek residents’ opinions on the proposed changes, which include improvements to Newgate Lane and the western access to Gosport, including a Stubbington bypass.

The proposals aim to address existing traffic problems as well as enhance access to the Solent Enterprise Zone.

Hampshire County Council will ask residents’ views on the location of possible routes for the bypass.

Councillor Sean Woodward, executive member for economy, transport and environment, said: ‘Addressing traffic issues around Stubbington and access to the enterprise zone at Daedalus are very important matters.

‘I’d urge people who live in, or drive in and around, the Gosport Peninsula to take part and help us to develop measures to tackle the traffic problems they experience.’

The council will present plans for the proposed improvements at six drop-in sessions.

In addition to the improvements to the northern section of Newgate Lane between Palmerston Drive and Tanners Lane, it will ask for changes to the Peel Common junction.

Consultation drop-in sessions to discuss the proposals will be held at:

· Monday, July 8: Titchfield Community Centre, 2pm to 8pm

· Tuesday, July 9: Lee-on-the-Solent Community Centre, 2pm to 8pm

· Thursday, July 11: Peel Common Junior School, 4pm to 8pm

· Friday, July 12: Crofton Community Centre, 5pm to 8pm

· Saturday, July 13: Royal Sovereign Pavilion, HMS Collingwood, 10am to 4pm

· Monday, July 15 and Tuesday July, 16: Royal Sovereign Pavilion, HMS Collingwood, 2pm to 8pm

Information will also be displayed at the Gosport Discovery Centre (22 to 29 July), Fareham Library (29 July to 5 August), Stubbington Library (8 July to 9 September) and Lee-on-the-Solent Library (8 July to 9 September).

The consultation starts on Monday, July 8 and runs until Monday, September 9. For more information go to

The results of the consultation will help to guide work on traffic, engineering, environmental and cost assessments for the Stubbington Bypass.