Vote due on new roads scheme for Daedalus

NEW ROADS Daedalus site is being developed as a major business hub
NEW ROADS Daedalus site is being developed as a major business hub
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COUNCILLORS are set to vote on the next stage of the development at the old Daedalus site in Lee-on-the-Solent.

The South East of England Development Agency has applied for planning permission to construct two new roads into the site.

As reported in The News, Daedalus was awarded £5m by the Regional Generation Fund to turn it into a major hub for marine, aviation and aerospace business.

The site has been identified as one of 11 new enterprise zones in the country designed to boost local growth and create thousands of new jobs.

The two new roads will be in Broom Way in Lee-on-the-Solent and in Gosport Road, on the Stubbington side of the site.

It means that if it goes ahead, there will be two roads into Daedalus from Broom Way.

New pedestrian facilities will also be constructed alongside the new roads.

Councillor Arthur Mandry of the Daedalus Action Group, said: ‘It will lead to better access into the site.

‘It’s very important for this area because eventually it’s going to create thousands of new jobs. What we are trying to do is to provide work for the Gosport peninsula to stop people commuting out. At the moment, about 60 per cent of people who live in Gosport work elsewhere. This site will provide employment opportunities for people who live in the area.

Planning councillors will vote on the scheme at the civic offices in Fareham on Wednesday, January 4.