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Stubbington bypass gets the green light

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has this morning welcomed news from the Government that the long awaited Stubbington bypass has finally received the go-ahead.

In response to the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership’s bid for a funding package to ease congestion in Gosport and Fareham, the Government has agreed to an initial investment of £19.7 million which will be used for preliminary work on the Stubbington bypass.

In addition, the Government has agreed to work with the Solent LEP to negotiate a phase of co-investment to support road improvements on the Gosport peninsula, namely the construction of the Stubbington bypass.

For decades, the Gosport peninsula has been in desperate need of an additional access road so today’s announcement of the first tranche of money to build a new access road is landmark news. Not only would this new road cut travelling times for long suffering commuters, it would also make our area more attractive to investors and help to create jobs locally. Having worked hard to secure this new road for the past four years, I am delighted that the ministerial visits and meetings have paid off and that the Government has recognised our very real need for a decent access road to Gosport."

– MP for Gosport, Caroline Dinenage


Woman dies in Stubbington fire

A woman has died and another person has been taken to hospital following a fire in a Hampshire village.

Firefighters were called the blaze in a ground floor flat on Marks Road in Stubbington at 11:23pm last night.

A woman in her fifties died in the fire and another person is being treated at the Queen Alexandra Hospital for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.