Decision details

M27 Junction 10 Update Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Universal Services on progress regarding the M27 junction 10 infrastructure proposals to support the Welborne Garden Village development.


At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor Sean Woodward addressed Cabinet.  He declared a pesronal interest as Leader of Fareham Borough Council and confirmed that he was speaking in his capacity as local Hampshire County Councillor for the Fareham Sarisbury division.  He sought reassurance on the costs and grant funding.  Although he supported the need for Cabinet to consider the cost implications before agreeing to continue, he expressed his view that a withdrawal would have an impact on the Welbourne development and be a backwards step in terms of economic growth in the area. 


Cabinet heard that the financial picture would emerge early in 2024, and that, if required, the County Council would approach stakeholders to close any funding gap as set out in the report.  The Director explained that costs for the required additional emergency area would be met by National Highways.  It was noted however that National Highways was unlikely to assist with funding for the junction improvements as, although they would reduce journey lengths and relieve pressure on the junction, they would have little impact on the strategic highways network.  Cabinet was reassured that the officer team had worked tirelessly exploring all options and seeking additional funding from government and that, if it was agreed to progress with delivery, the contract would be let based on a target cost incentivising contractors to drive down costs as much as possible.


The recommendations in the report were considered and agreed.  A decision record is attached to these minutes.

Publication date: 12/12/2023

Date of decision: 12/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 12/12/2023 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 20/12/2023

Call-in deadline date: 19/12/2023

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