The infrastructure required to support Welborne Garden Village was considered in the Welborne Local Plan Enquiry (969 KB)and has subsequently been updated.
Currently Junction 10 of the M27 has restricted access, only allowing movement to and from the east. This means motorists travelling west off the motorway can only access local roads (ie travelling north along the A32 which runs through the site towards Wickham). Vehicles joining the motorway travelling south along the A32 head east towards Portsmouth.
As part of the improvements required for the new Garden village, the junction will be upgraded to an 'all-moves' junction. This will unlock better access, not just for the new community at Welborne but also for all residents of the Borough, significantly reducing the number of trips between Junctions 10 and 11. As a result, motorists will no longer need to travel to Junction 11 to travel west on the M27, helping alleviate congestion along the M27 during peak times.
Residents of Welborne will be able to meet their day-to-day needs through the village and local centres. Needs will also be supported by the wider facilities available locally, in particular by Fareham Town Centre.
Easy access to the town centre and Fareham Railway Station will be provided through an extension of the existing Eclipse Bus Rapid Transit service. This benefit will be provided during hte early phases of development.
Network Rail has undertaken a feasibility study (2 MB)into providing a new railway station on the Eastleigh to Fareham line to allow the Welborne develpment to be connected to the railway network.