Tipner regenerationLast updated: 06 December 2013 15:48 UK
There will be no Tipner Regeneration public meeting in January, this is because our usual first Wednesday of the month slot falls on a bank holiday, and the contractor's site will be shutting down for a two-week Christmas break so there would not be significant progress to update on. The next Tipner Regeneration public meeting will therefore be held on Wednesday, 5 February, at 7pm in the Stamshaw and Tipner Community Centre.
Areas of Tipner have been largely derelict for a number of years, but the land has massive potential to form a key gateway to Portsmouth.
Regenerating the area will bring major benefits to the city, most notably, free up the road network; encourage sustainable transport; clean-up of former industrial land; create new open spaces, parks and waterside walks; create much needed homes and jobs.
The plans currently in place are for the delivery of the motorway junction and park-and-ride, and development of the area to the east of the M275, eventually it is planned to develop all of Tipner, on both sides of the motorway and a bridge link to Horsea Island which will link in with Bus Rapid Transit. We are working with the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) and Tipner Regeneration Company (TRC) who are developing their own land for housing and some business space.
This page aims to provide Information on all aspects of Tipner’s regeneration, but if there’s anything you’d like to know which isn’t here please contact us on our dedicated Tipner phone line, 023 9268 8020, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A plan showing the land ownership for current development sites and the existing planning permissions can be viewed in the following pdf:
A presentation giving an overview of Tipner's regeneration and how it fits into wider plans for Portsmouth can be seen in following the link below:
Tipner regeneration presentation (3.2MB)
Motorway junction and park & ride
We are building a new junction on the M275 and a 663-space park and ride facility. The Department for Transport has confirmed £19.5m funding for the project to go along with more than £8.5m of council money. Work began in January 2013.
The Portsmouth park-and-ride is vital to the city's ongoing regeneration, as it will provide sustainable transport, catering for increasing numbers of visitors generated by a redeveloped city centre and seafront, as well as for commuters and major events in the city. The motorway junction will provide access to the park-and-ride and also opens up the possibility of developing land on the western side of the motorway referred to as west Tipner. The new junction will not allow access to the existing homes in Tipner and Stamshaw as that would create a rat run for traffic accessing the motorway through the residential area.
The Tipner project also includes the addition of a bus priority lane on the M275, heading south from Tipner which will improve public transport links in the city and be used by the park and ride buses.
During the work on the junction there will be narrow lanes and reduced speed limits on the M275. This is a safety measure, to protect both motorists and workers, while work is taking place on the new motorway junction in Tipner. For traffic entering the city, the temporary speed limit will be 50mph until just north of Tipner bridge when it will become 40mph. Traffic leaving the city will have an equivalent 40mph zone before entering a 60mph limit just north of the bridge.
During any night-time work on this project a Portsmouth City Council supervisor will be on site and residents with immediate concerns about the work being carried out at that time can contact them on 07943 503840. This phone will only be available during night-time work.
Frequently asked questions about the motorway junction can be viewed in the following pdf:
Motorway junction FAQs (0.09MB)
Technical drawings of the project can be viewed in the following pdfs:
M275 junction and bus lane plans overview (1.45 MB)
M275 junction and bus lane plans detailed view 1 of 7 (0.39 MB)
M275 junction and bus lane plans detailed view 2 of 7 (0.53 MB)
M275 junction and bus lane plans detailed view 3 of 7 (1.32 MB)
M275 junction and bus lane plans detailed view 4 of 7 (0.75 MB)
M275 junction and bus lane plans detailed view 5 of 7 (0.68 MB)
M275 junction and bus lane plans detailed view 6 of 7 (0.52 MB)
M275 junction and bus lane plans detailed view 7 of 7 (0.57 MB)
The plans for the layout and landscaping of the park-and-ride site can be viewed in the following pdf:
Park-and-ride layout and landscaping (1.72 MB)
Latest work updates:
We always aim to keep you as up-to-date as possible with relevant information on the work taking place, however with a project of this size it is inevitable that some dates will change. When this does happen we will notify you as soon as possible.
- M275 narrow lanes and reduced speed limit: Narrow lanes are in place on the M275 to create space for work to be done on the motorway. A 40mph speed limit will remain in place throughout this as a safety precaution for motorists and workforce.
- Motorway central reservation: Work on the installation of a new concrete barrier and LED lights in the centre of the M275 is nearing completion, with just some remedial tidying up work remaining. The new lights will be remotely controlled so can be turned on and off or dimmed from a central location.
- Vehicle movements: Deliveries to the site are on-going. The northbound on and off slip-roads have been opened as haulage routes and contractors have been advised to use these in future, rather than the residential roads.
- Environmental barrier: Some environmental barrier has been installed alongside the southbound on-slip of the new junction to reduce the impact of noise from vehicles, there are some small sections of this still to be completed. The same is being done the other side of Stamshaw Park up to Rudmore roundabout, however complicated positioning of utilities in this area means this will now be completed by the end of December.
- Rudmore roundabout traffic management: Since June Rudmore roundabout has been reduced to one lane at off-peak times. There have also been lane closures on the roads approaching it. Lane closures will change between peak and off-peak times to allow for traffic flow. This work is being done to improve the traffic flow efficiency of Rudmore roundabout and the main part of the work will be completed during December.
Tipner Lane pedestrian diversion: The original route of Tipner Lane (alongside the allotments) is now back in place for traffic and cyclists, however the pedestrian footway will not be installed until towards the end of the project. Until then pedestrians should follow the signed diversion through Osier Close.
Planting: In November planting began along the length of the M275 from the new Tipner interchange to Rudmore roundabout, including in Stamshaw Park. It comprises a native mix of bare root trees and shrubs as well as specimen semi-mature trees and climbing plants on the environmental barrier fence. This will continue for the next few months and be followed by planting at the park-and-ride site.
Park-and-ride surfacing: Surfacing of the park-and-ride car park has begun. A porous asphalt is being used as this allows rain water to drain through the surface.
Park-and-ride terminal building: Footings for the building are now in place and construction will continue with completion expected during March.
Homes & Communities Agency (HCA)
HCA owns land to the east of the M275 and has conditional outline permission to build up to 80 homes and 615 square metres of commercial space.
Work began in June 2012 when the HCA’s contractor Tamdown began preparing the former PD Fuels site for future development. The biggest part of this work was cleaning the land which was contaminated through various industrial uses it has had over the years. The verification report on the remediation (clean-up) of the site has now been approved and it is ready for development.
HCA has begun marketing the site to potential development partners. An appointment is expected at the end of this year with work on the first phase of homes to begin in 2014. The partnership will see HCA retain some control over timescale for building and the quality of housing which will set the benchmark for future development.
More information on Tamdown's clean-up work can be found in the following documents:
PD Fuels site frequently asked questions October 2012 (0.25 MB)
HCA’s frequently asked questions on clean-up June 2012 (1.70 MB)
The following links will show you presentations given by Tamdown to local residents:
Stamshaw & Tipner neighbourhood forum May 2012 (1.70 MB)
Stamshaw Junior School assembly September 2 (2.74 MB)
Tipner Regeneration Company (TRC)
TRC owns land on both sides of the M275 and currently has conditional outline permission to build up to 518 homes, as detailed in the following documents. At present there is no date for when work on this will begin.
TRC outline planning permission (0.81 MB)
TRC section 106 agreement (5.78 MB)
Here is a presentation TRC gave to Portsmouth City Council in January 2008:
TRC presentation to Chief Executive (1.11 MB)
As part of our ongoing consultation, we have monthly residents’ meetings at Stamshaw & Tipner Community Centre to update everyone on the progress being made in all areas of the regeneration of Tipner.
Meetings start at 7pm and upcoming dates are: 5 February and 5 March.
You can download the agenda for the December meeting at the bottom of this page.
You can download notes outlining the main topics covered at previous meetings from these links:
6 November 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.03 MB)
2 October 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.09 MB)
4 September 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.13 MB)
7 August 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.19 MB)
3 July 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.22 MB)
5 June 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.12 MB)
1 May 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.10 MB)
3 April 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.13 MB)
6 March 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.10 MB)
6 February 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.15 MB)
16 January 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.15 MB)
4 December 2012 residents' meeting notes (0.10 MB)
6 November 2012 residents’ meeting notes (0.08 MB)
2 October 2012 residents’ meeting notes (0.07 MB)
4 September 2012 residents’ meeting notes (0.06 MB)
19 May 2010 residents’ meeting notes (0.02 MB)
11 November 2009 residents’ meeting notes (0.03 MB)
9 September 2009 residents’ meeting notes (0.03 MB)
23 February 2009 residents’ meeting notes (0.02 MB)
We are producing Tipner regeneration newsletters at key points of the project, these can be downloaded as PDFs through the following links:
August 2013 (0.38 MB)
May 2013 (0.29 MB)
February 2013 (0.28 MB)
October 2012 (0.28 MB)
June 2010 (0.14 MB)
May 2010 (0.76 MB)
February/March 2010 (0.02 MB)
January 2010 (0.43 MB)
December 2009 (0.06 MB)
November 2009 (0.45 MB)
October 2009 (0.35 MB)
September 2009 (0.24 MB)
August 2009 (1.20 MB)
Associated documents:December 2013 public meeting agenda (0.06 MB) Tipner Scheme Plan July 2011 (0.41 MB)
More informationBAFB Part 1
BAFB Part 2
Tipner major scheme business case