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INF3 - Road Network Improvements

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What are the plans for improvements to the major traffic routes given that 4 of the development areas - Cranleigh, Down End Rd, Romsey Ave & Maurant Drive, a total of 744 dwellings - will significantly impact on the traffic volume on Portchester Rd. In particular the already severely congested Delme Roundabout, but also to the east at the uncoordinated traffic/pedestrian light system between Port Solent and the Harbour Lights public house. The Delme Roundabout being the worst with severe congestion during the morning and evening rushes and also at the end of the school day at Cams , often tail backs stretch back past Condor Rd and on occasions back to the roundabout junction with Dore Avenue and Cornaway Lane

PO16


Comment

The development of over 700 houses planned for Portchester, in addition to those already underway at Wicor Mill Lane etc., will put a serious strain on the infrastructure and have a negative impact on both the environment and infrastructure in the area. 1. Traffic. What are the plans for improvements to the major traffic routes through Portchester given that four of the development areas - Cranleigh, Down End Rd, Romsey Ave & Maurant Drive, a total of 744 dwellings - will significantly impact on the traffic volume on Portchester Rd? The Delme Roundabout is already overloaded with major delays for traffic on Portchester Road during the morning and evening rushes and at the end of the Cams school day. Traffic is often queued back to Condor Rd/Oysell Gardens and beyond, on occasions back to the junction with Dore Avenue and Cornaway Lane. The alternative for those wanting to join the motorway is to head East, but this is also badly congested with significant delays at Castle Trading Estate and again from Port Solent to the Harbour Lights public house. (It may be possible to alleviate, or at least reduce, these problems by control/co-ordination of the pedestrian and traffic lights in these areas) Any further development must include provision for improvements at the Delme roundabout for traffic approaching from Portchester Road. Further, the development planned for Cranleigh Road will have an impact on traffic flows on White Hart Lane, Cornaway Lane and the residential area in the area bounded by Cornaway Lane and Westlands Grove, and White Hart Lane and West Street. Here in central road for example we already have “through traffic” travelling at 30mph and above and frequently heavy lorries that for some reason travel along Nelson Ave and King John Avenue. I have raised this with my councillors when large lorries have become stuck trying to negotiate the junction or halfway down King John Ave – in all cases their destinations were further afield and there was no need at all to use these roads. This must be taken into account when final approval for the development is granted.

PO16


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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

PO13


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WESTERN WARDS AREA: There is a current problem with the roads in the area. The proposed development around Greenaway Lane will worsen it. There is often a long tailback of traffic in Barnes Lane accessing A27. This requires an additional traffic lane and traffic lights even now. Access on to the A27 at Brook Lane and Locks Road is a similar problem. Locks Road is often helped by the pedestrian crossing. (there is a very long delay in activation of these lights which is unnecessary) I have been a resident of Locks Road for 40 years. Volume and speed are a problem. Cars even travel at more than 50 mph at times. An ABSOLUTE speed limit of 30 mph or even 20 is required. In addition a 20mph speed through a small section of A27 Park Gate would help flow out of the access roads and is an easy thing to try. (Like Portsmouth) The M27 has problems with volume at peak hours and needs upgrading now. Any accident on the M27 produces gridlock often lasting many hours.

SO31


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we are all aware and FBC are fully aware of our transport problems. Brook Lane , barnes road and locks heath road leading to the A27 are already at maximum capacity during peak times as is the A27 itself. adding a further 800+ houses will have a devastating impact in this congestion. Bringing Warsash to as grinding halt will be a disaster to everyone.

PO13


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I object to development to Romsay Ave & wickham Farms as this will be detrimental to Traffic flow green spaces facilities. impact on doctors, dentist, schools, hospital Wild life Health (additional Exhaust fumes) Loss of grade 1 agriculture ground

PO16


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1- Increased traffic-Portsdown Hill rd is already busy & winnham Farm traffic will only exacerbate this. 2- Romsay Ave will have to be accessed from A27 and surrounding roads, increasing danger, noise and nuisance in a residential area. 3- Portchester Infrastructure cannot support these developments - putting further pressure on Fareham recourses. 4- I am concerned about additional traffic using Shear water Ave to access the facility ( dog walking area) , it can be dangerous and busy at times with existing people using it.

PO16


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These sites are totally unsuitable for housing. The infrastructure is not in place. Doctors surgeries are already overstretched without these additional properties. The access roads are inefficient in size to allow the volume of traffic likely to be generated. The wildlife in the area is already being peeled away. Emergency services cannot achieve their response time, to do already gridlocked roads and this site would add to this already dire situation. Portchester’s open spaces, thanks to this pathetic planning is slowly being swallowed up.

PO16


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There is a lack of cohesive planning for the area resulting in gridlocked roads, increasing pollution levels, emergency services being unable to cope with increased demand and traffic jams preventing them from reaching their response times. There are over subscribed schools, doctors and hospitals. Consequently there is a decline in the well being of the local population resulting in illness, depression and increased demand on health services. This opportunity to plan well for the future needs to be strategic and well balanced over the whole geographic area.

PO16


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I object to any development of land at Romsey Avenue and Winham Farms Fields. This is in regard to the detrimental affect on: 1) Transport Issues 2) Lack of green space 3) Lack of school, doctors facilities 4) Additional traffic 5) Impact on wildlife 6) Danger to vulnerable members of society (children/elderly) 7) Loss of Grade 1 agricultural 8) Detrimental effect on vast majority of Portchester residents

PO16


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Portchester has enough housing already. The roads cannot take any more traffic and most importantly we must conserve the wildlife on these sites.

PO16


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no money allocated for extra schools places needed, No money allocated for extending present schools to accommodate extra children . All roads rear to take new housing areas will be jammed with cars going to & from schools, roads are already very busy at schools opening/closing times congestion will be paramount. Parking of cars outside new homes & nearby roads will cause further congestion of the neighborhood. No Provision for new surgeries or expansion of existing surgeries. These surgeries are already at bursting point, WHERE will new home owners go when they ill.? Why is Portchester & surrounding areas of grass and farmland green sites being targeted for housing which will destroy wild life/natural habitats/ open spaces. Once gone they will never return. Residents of Portchester were not consulted or even informed of local plans. This is not good practice . we as residents, deserve the right to be fully informed /consulted & allowed to offer their opinions before any plans are drawn up.

PO16


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Not enough access roads. Not enough schools in that area.

PO16


Comment

The housing crisis/homelessness is not being addressed. Affordable housing is not affordable for people on benefits, living in hostels, or on people’s sofas. Too much building is about profit and not enough about housing those in need. Not enough provision re GP surgery’s and school places. Not enough consideration on the natural environment, pollution, habitats etc.

PO16


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Have you considered all these houses you want to build, the schools and the doctors, and all the extra traffic in Cranleigh Road. The field you want to build on is home to many wildlife, look around Portchester, plenty of other green fields to build on. Hands off Romsey Road. Portchester is a village, you are trying to turn it in to a town. Our road Cranleigh is already overloaded with cars and huge lorries. You may not be aware that we have no drains in our road, we are often flooded. The road cannot take more and more traffic.

PO16


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Open spaces - are being deplete leaving few safe natural open spaces for family enjoyment. Intrastructure/transport - the existing infrastructure through the Portchester/ Paulsgrove would definitely improve the latter, funded by HCC for a trial period to test the premise. Medical facilties are already over-stretched, and adding to the local problem is that of further pressure on Queen Alexandra Hospital for investigation and hospital accommodation of and fareham community hospital services some 6 miles distant, with no direct transport links to either.

PO16


Comment

All the schools in Portchester are full – siblings are being sent to Titchfield and Fareham and some mothers/fathers do not drive. The surgeries cannot take any more patients. The road infrastructure in Portchester already cause huge jams almost all the time. QA Hospital cannot deal with any more really sick patients. It is all a madness.

PO17


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I am very worried the children are being deprived of natural open spaces. Local habitat for natures creatures. The amount of cars, queues can be ridiculous now the roads cannot cope, they wear away with pot holes. I always thought the North of England was the crowded area. But when visiting these areas there is so much open space. Also the north could do with industry to revive them. Is it really necessary to build everything in the South. Travelling from Winchester to Fareham there is so much building being made it is changing the face of this beautiful area. The shops have changed to cheap and nasty – scruffy.

Anonymous submission


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Roads are insufficient to support existing traffic in Downsend area, also along A27 into Fareham. I do nor se any improvement for existing traffic {not known} (800-900 + 1600-1800 weekdays) so what is envisioned for additional traffic resulting from these developments. eastern approach to Fareham will be brought to a stand still !!!!

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Housing Development in Warsash, also in Locks Heath & Park Gate. We fled from Romsey when the water meadows were freed up for housing development of the flood plain. We now find the same thing happening at Warsash with the Strawberry Fields. Our already overladen roads are traffic jammed and the A27/M27 is fast becoming a nightmare, , while public services for health are grossly overstretched. Please stop this madness, & consider the plight of those already living here

Anonymous submission


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You can sort out transport now- Highlands Rd-Gridlocked motorway gridlocked-Whitley gridlocked Gosport Rd gridlocked. you have an imput-dont blame Hampshire county council. Fareham has had it. No Shops-pubs-clubs places of interest. No Future.

PO17


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It takes nearly 3 weeks now to get a non emergency appointments. My drive is blocked most days from people picking up kids from Wicor schools. People now use our road as a Rat run from the A27 top cranleigh Rd. We need a bigger between Portchester band Fareham.

PO16


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We live in Cranleigh Road and the proposed road access for both Cranleigh Road/Romsey Avenue are totally inadequate both for construction traffic and the proposed number of houses. The junction of Cranleigh Road/Cornerway Lane will be totally chaotic. People who already live in this area are being penalised for development. When football matches occur at weekends, traffic access to Cranleigh Road and Wicor Rec is totally chaotic and with the increase in local traffic with this development it is totally inappropriate to burden present residents even more. The increase pressure on local schools and medical centres is totally inconsiderate and local MPs and Councillors have let us down totally.

PO16


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1/ Object because of access to Quintrel Avenue via Beaulieu Ave particularly because of elderly/retired people living in area & access of ambulance as roads are too narrow with parking. 2/ This space is providing a habitat for the wildlife which has been hounded out of Cranleigh road development - so where will it go now? 3/ A27 is crowded with vehicles already and diabolical when problems on M27. 4/School is full so where will children be educated. 5/ Doctors surgeries all full with long waits for appointments and they try their best to fit us in. 6/The air quality will be so much poorer with the increase in volume of vehicles - not everyone owns an electric car. 7/Planning to build far too many houses in the village of Portchester causing us to lose our identity - such an historical area.

PO16


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Serious road safety issues as very busy from Broadoak existing units. Plus difficult pedestrian access via North Wallington. (No pavement for big part). More building and concrete at this point would cause more water to cottages at river edge that already have problems with flooding. Plus not much green left for existing residents.

PO16


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Noise from slip road and air pollution not good for housing. Water flow would be more problematic in Delmi roundabout area in heavy rain. Any extra building in this area would be detrimental to Wallington because of traffic, noise, sewage inadequacy and especially with flood risk affecting Wallington as Welbourne will cause much more run off water and once again reducing green environment for existing residents.

PO16


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I am very concerned about provision for pedestrians and transport infrastructure as this is already become a drag race run through the village. Lack of appropriate footpaths and crossings for proposed housing would make the area isolated and unsuitable for families or non car users. Lack of amenities for this area makes it unsuitable for housing and would not protect the historically significant village. The council has made no proposals to cater for pedestrians and housing on this site would be adding to an already congested and cramped thoroughfare through north Wallington. Access for this site is already a problem and air and noise pollution would inevitably increase as a result. The BBC has already identified this area as a disproportionately crowded borough, so any addition would further exacerbate this.

PO16


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"HA16-Military Road (Gauntletts Field 1 & 2) Problems with access and geological unsuitability. Access-Military Road is an un-adopted, narrow, private country lane with no pavement- it leads onto Drift Road, which itself is narrow and in need of major re surfacing and drainage work (none of which has been carried out by HCC) Extra traffic would be catastrophic and dangerous -the ""lanes"" are used by dog walkers and riders as it is one of the more ""safe"" arrears around Wallington. Aerial views show very little green areas left around Wallington village. The remaining green areas must be left for our future generations. Land drainage on the site would be problematic due to numerous natural springs and presence of ""Blue Slipper Clay"" There hence flooding potential is high and the ""downhill"" properties (Drift Road etc.) already suffer from flooding and over used drains. Interference with anything in the local water table is therefore undesirable."

PO16


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I object to the proposed developments as they will fill in the remaining open spaces in Portchester. I do not believe that there is the infrastructure to support the increase in people. The A27 will be more grid locked. I was under the impression that Wellborne would meet the housing demands of the borough and I am disappointed that there now seems to be a free for all. Developments need to be carefully planned to provide a nice environment for people to live. I don’t think any such thought is being given with these developments.

PO16


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Congestion on the roads, particularly on the A27 between Portchester and Fareham is significant at peak times. Fareham Borough Council should not have allocated 4 sites so close to this road. School placements are hard enough to get at the moment.

PO16


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Doctors, schools overloaded. Wildlife areas not enough. Traffic is horrendous now. Not affordable for first time buyers.

PO16


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Wildlife Affective pollution Traffic is a nightmare now Pollution Peak times would be doubled - A27 is so busy takes 30 mins to 1 hour to get through to Fareham Not affordable

PO16


Comment

I am concerned at the potential for an additional 35 houses and the suggestion that access to these would be from Beacon Bottom. This is a narrow road. Towards the junction with Botley it narrows and you have to let cars pass singly. It has become much more difficult to turn right out of Beacon Bottom since the road from Whiteley was opened onto Botley Road. 35 houses has the potential for 70+ more cars trying to get out. Cars park on the road, effectively making this a single track road. It would be much better if these 35 houses had their own road either onto Botley Road or connecting somehow at the western side, towards Addison or Ironbridge Road. I am also concerned about how construction traffic will manage or disrupt access for residents on this narrow road. By the way, I only found out about this when the Conservative newsletter was delivered on 26 Nov, too late to attend any meetings. The special edition of Fareham Today was not delivered to my address. Why not?

Anonymous submission


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This proposal is totally unsuitable on grounds of road traffic, road safety, pressure on local amenities and the loss of green space. 1. The potential for an extra 700 cars exiting on to Downend Road would be hazardous and lead to further congestion. Downend Road already experiences long traffic queues at peak time. When there is an incident on the M27, A27 or A3m, motorists divert over Portsdown Hill resulting in queues the length of Downend Road for several hours 9typically 4.15-7.05pm, November 9th 2. The narrow railway bridge (weight limit often ignored) would be unsuitable for contractor’s vehicles during construction. Further, this bridge has no pavement and is already difficult for pedestrians, cyclists and users of mobility scooters. Any children from the new housing, walking or cycling to school would be at risk from the traffic and the health impact of exhaust fumes. The fact that Downend Rd has pavement only on one side is additionally hazardous. 3. Local infrastructure is lacking and the nearest schools and doctor’s surgeries are oversubscribed. 4. The loss of another green space is deplorable with its detrimental effect on amenity, recreation and wild life. Farehm and Porthester need lungs, not concrete.

PO16


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I wish to object strongly to the proposal of new housing at Down End Road. The access is far too narrow. The bridge would be very dangerous for adults & especially children attending Cams Hill school. Residents from all local roads have great difficulty now accessing Down End road to get to Fareham & Portchester. The infrastructure does not support the volume of traffic now, let alone future traffic from new housing.

PO16


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The building of the additional 400+ homes close to Newgate Lane does not take into the additional load on the road system.Improvements underway or finished do not provide for the addition of a minimum of 800 to a 1000 extra cars on the present inadequate roads. The present road improvements move all traffic quicker to the bottle neck at the Fareham viaduct, unless this problem is overcome the Newgate Lane and A32 improvements will do nothing to improve traffic congestion. So I raise my objection to stopping the development until this problem is overcome.

PO12


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Dare Sir / Madam, I object to the Fareham Local Plan as it affects Warsash. Please pass on my comments to the relevant department. Reasons for my objection being, Roads are already reaching a total 'gridlock' status and the addition of Some 1600 vehicles from the proposed additional 800 homes will be untenable. Local schools are already full and additional local school places will be required. Prior to their provision extra vehicles will be on the roads taking children to schools outside the area thus worsening the traffic problems. Roads leading out of the area are NOW gridlocked at peak periods compared to only 10 years ago.

SO31


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Our Roads are congested enough without more cars using it, we almost have gris lock from 07.00am until 9.30am repeated in the early evenings.

PO13


Object

There are obvious infra issues, which I will not comment here: medical, employment, schools, dentists, police. My concerns would be the increased utilities (gas, water, IT, waste). Can we be reassured that our current levels of service will be retained; waste collection, access to data (www). Will we be expected to pay the same council charge. Has an environmental assessment been carried out. What is the transport plan to move increased vehicles from Portchester – Fareham etc. In summary 250-500 new homes = more requirement for infra and services.

PO16


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Pinks Hill is an isolation zone from the M27 isolating noise and pollution from the motorway. The road is unadopted without pavements and busy with heavy speeding traffic now. There are enough vehicles in the area already without creating more. No more houses are needed around Wallington. We are a village and don’t want to become a town.

PO16


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It is a ridiculous proposal to place more housing on a peninsular that is already grid-locked with traffic and to plan to add to that situation. No solution other than flying cars or a flyover would enable a better flow of traffic to and from the A27 and M27. Warsash is a village that has almost merged into Locks Heath and Sarisbury Green. Locks Heath will have no green (natural) space left between existing housing, with devastating impact on wildlife, trees and us. We like and need natural surroundings to promote our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Do not join all areas together into one large housing conurbation. Build to the north of the M27 and leave green natural areas (landscaped) for people and wildlife, in between the housing areas.

SO31


Comment

This whole development plans for our area is an absolute NO NO. Our surgeries overloaded, as is schools. Traffic is a nightmare now, 740 more cars (or 1480) would cause CHAOS. Wildlife so affected by development. Emergency Services have trouble passing through traffic. The A27 is so congested now. Most housing will have 1 or 2 cars. What is classed as “Affordable”. When 1 2 bedroom showing on Right Move as £299,000. Pollution is at High Level now, can only get worse. All sites within Portchester should be REJECTED. FBC & Planning have failed to support the community. Sad that our local wildlife will be gone! Community facilities not even thought about. FBC should leave Portchester out of the mass Development Plans. Asbestos and oil pipes have been noted in the past from MOD as being buried under Cranleigh site.

PO16


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I am particularly concerned about the effect on infrastructure around this housing proposal. Particularly transport, traffic, medical facilities and schools. BROOK LANE AND BARNES LANE suffer ALREADY from high traffic levels, which cause many periods of congestion on the AND the A27 East and West when eventually joining it. I personally think that a great deal of thought and planning needs to be applied to infrastructure to cope with the large increase in people, cars, children and schools – BEFORE ANY HOUSING INCREASE IS CONSIDERED.

SO31


Comment

we do not want this because there is enough traffic and if this causes more traffic my children will be late to school and people who go to work would be late

PO13


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PO12



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