The granting of permission for the IFA2 convertor station should never have been passed with the number of objections raised by local residents and its proximity to dwellings.
I do agree this is an ideal place for new companies and therefore bringing more jobs into the area, however the road infrastructure is not capable of taking a large influx of cars and would end up like the A32 Gosport Fareham Road. Stubbington and Titchfield are already incapable of coping with the traffic during rush hours and the proposed Stubbington bypass coming out at Hollam Nurseries on the B3334 will just move the congestion into Titchfield and the A27 gyratory system. I believe until the public transport system for the area is overhauled to allow for more people to get to the area and a better road network is put in place no additional major employment should be permitted. Please remember infrastructure first not as an afterthought.
Housing at Newgate Lane will add more chaos to the internal roads and the A32 is nearly at a standstill now in rush hour it takes me 20 minutes to reach the A32 now from a ¼ mile living in Wych Lane. Employment sounds good till you realise the impact of yet more traffic in getting to Daedalus East and West. New main roads need to be built first. Not to even think about the natural Environment Newgate Lanes improvements, are a complete waste of time & money. It has created more traffic jams than before. Why don’t the Councils get together and build a new road across the Creek to link up with Portchester & Portsmouth instead of keeping trying to cram more into a lost cause of the A32
"The proposal of expanding Faraday Business Park by 40,000 sq metres (in addition to 28,000sq metres already consented) is a gross misuse of the Gosport Fareham Strategic Gap. There is plenty of future opportunity on the Gosport Peninsula for employment sites on existing non-strategic gap MOD land etc, this is just an abuse of land use, by the Landlord. ""Employment with ancillary uses"" is just a weasily worded excuse, well recognised by the Planners."
Southern Water is the statutory wastewater undertaker in Stubbington. Employment Allocation EA1 allocates 40,000 sq m employment space at Faraday Business Park. In line with paragraph 162 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG), we have undertaken an assessment of our infrastructure and its ability to meet the forecast demand for the proposed development. That assessment reveals that there is underground wastewater infrastructure that needs to be taken into account when designing the proposed development. An easement would be required, which may affect the site layout or require diversion. This easement should be clear of all proposed buildings and substantial tree planting. Accordingly we propose that the following criterion is added to policy EA1 (new text underlined): Development in addition to that permitted by the outline planning permission shall be granted provided that detailed proposals accord with the policies in the Local Plan and meet the following site specific requirements: [...] m) Provide future access to the existing underground wastewater infrastructure for maintenance and upsizing purposes.