Tipner regenerationLast updated: 29 April 2013 09:21 UK
Latest update:25 April, 2013 - Details of upcoming work on the motorway junction and park-and-ride project have been updated below.
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:
Tipner landownership and planning applications (0.50MB).
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. The final design for the project is currently being scrutinised to ensure all necessary elements are included while getting maximum value for money.
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.
Frequently asked questions about the motorway junction can be viewed in the following pdf:
Motorway junction FAQs (0.09MB)
Latest work updates:
- M275 narrow lanes and contraflow: From mid-May narrow lanes and contraflow will be introduced on the M275. This will happen over a few days with narrow lanes being introduced first of all.
Following this lane 3 of the southbound carriageway will cross over to the northbound carriageway. Drivers in the contraflow lane will not be able to exit the M275 at Rudmore roundabout. The 40mph speed limit will remain in place throughout this as a safety precaution for motorists and workforce.
- M275 lane closures: In order to replace barriers thre will be closures of lane 1 of the northbound carriageway on the following dates - 29 April-2 May, 7-10 May and 13 May. These will only take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm, outside of peak hours.
- Vehicle movements: Deliveries to the site are on-going. Contractors have been advised all loads must be covered and drivers must obey the 20mph speed limit. It has also been requested that school travel times are avoided, however with material sourced from further afield the potential for traffic delays en route mean delivery times can't be guaranteed. Work on getting the northbound slip-roads suitable to use as a haulage route is being prioritised to reduce the impact of traffic on residents.
- Earthworks: Most of the earthworks on the northbound slip-roads are completed and we are now focusing on raising levels for the southbound slip-roads. In the coming weeks the ground level will continue to be raised for the slip-roads by piling crushed concrete there. Gabion blocks (wire mesh blocks filled with rocks) will also be used here to raise levels and stabilise the embankment. There will also be some drainage installed as part of this. We're sorry but residents in the area of the new junction should expect some noise from this and possibly vibration from use of roller.
- Kerb laying and tarmacking: The northbound slip-roads are now having kerbs and tarmac laid.
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 site for future development. The biggest part of this work is cleaning the land on the former PD Fuels site which is contaminated through various industrial uses it has had over the years. As the existing ground is excavated as part of the cleaning process odours are released but it is not a public health concern and Tamdown are taking numerous measures to keep this to a minimum. These works are being carefully monitored by an environmental consultancy, and by Portsmouth City Council’s planning department to ensure that the works are compliant with the conditions of the planning permission.
More information on this 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)
Tamdown schedule of work (0.21 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)
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: 1 May, 5 June, 3 July and 7 August.
You can download the agenda for the May meeting at the bottom of this page.
You can download notes outlining the main topics covered at previous meetings from these links:
3 April 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.13MB)
6 March 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.10MB)
6 February 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.15MB)
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:
February 2013 (1.43 MB)
October 2012 (1.75 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:May 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