Gosport Infrastructure Investment Plan 2019
Published in February 2019, this Solent Local Enterprise commissioned plan identifies the future economic infrastructure needs for Gosport to take advantage of the forthcoming release of a number of key development sites across the Borough.
Collectively these sites – at Daedalus, Fort Blockhouse, Royal Clarence Yard (Retained Area), Haslar Immigration Removal Centre, Royal Hospital Haslar and HMS Sultan – total over 100 hectares and thereby provide a significant spatial opportunity to help achieve a step change in Gosport’s economic prosperity.
However there are challenges to successfully bringing forward these sites for redevelopment and the overarching infrastructure themes and potential areas of investment are:
- Water, waste and flooding
- Tidal flooding defence works to Gosport waterfront
- Introduction of renewable energy generation facilities
- Improve vehicle access to and from the Gosport peninsula
- Expanded water based transport offer serving multiple locations across Gosport and potentially joining routes elsewhere across the Solent
- Expanded Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to serve more of the Gosport peninsula and potentially incorporated into a new Solent-wide transit system
- Next generation 5G mobile and ultra-fast broadband (100Mbps+) connectivity rolled out across Gosport
- Human capital and skills
- Provision of Higher Education facilities within Gosport
- Dedicated marine and maritime skills centre/training academy
- Dedicated hospitality skills centre/training academy
The plan also provides an opportunity to develop a renewed and refreshed economic vision for Gosport, drawing on its existing strengths and unique attributes. Four themes are introduced around which this vision can be developed:
- A more self-sufficient economy with a much larger employment base and broader range of job opportunities for Gosport residents
- The development and evolution of Gosport to become a global hub for marine and maritime activity
- Offering an attractive location to start-up, relocate and grow a business
- Enhance Gosport’s profile and reputation as a successful and attractive place to live and work, supported by a strong and more positive brand
Please see below for the published documents:
Making the Gosport peninsula more accessible
Information and updates on highways improvements for access to and from Gosport can be found on Hampshire County Council’s website, see
Overall these schemes form part of a £100m highways investment programme in the area.
The following is a summary of those improvements with links to more details on the schemes and the latest updates:
Work commenced on this new 7.3m wide southern section of Newgate Lane in July 2017 and is due to be completed in summer 2018.
The new road is the third stage of work on the Newgate Lane corridor and is being constructed on a new smoother alignment to the east of the existing road. As a result there will be fewer interruptions to traffic flow caused by turning traffic or on-road cyclists.
Work is due to commence on this £34m bypass in 2019 and will be completed in 2021. A new 3.5km single carriageway road will be constructed between the B334 Titchfield Road and Gosport Road, passing to the north and east of Stubbington. Once it is completed the bypass will improve access to and from Gosport and the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus.
This £10m improvement scheme for the A27 Southampton Road between the A27 Segensworth Roundabout and the junction with Mill Lane at Titchfield will be completed in spring 2018. As a result existing single carriageway sections will be upgraded to two lanes in each direction.
Following a successful funding bid to the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) the outstanding section of the Eclipse Busway in Gosport will be completed.
The extension will be a dedicated busway along the disused railway corridor 1km south from Tichborne Way/Hutfield Link to Rowner Road. Preliminary works began in January 2018.
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