Tipner regenerationLast updated: 01 April 2014 10:18 UK
The park-and-ride service will start running on Saturday, 5 April, before this, the motorway junction will be opened on the evening of Friday, 4 April, fuller details are available 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:
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 construction project
We have built a new junction on the M275 and a park-and-ride with more than 650 spaces. The Department for Transport awarded £19.5m funding for the project to go along with more than £8.5m of council money.
Work began in January 2013 and construction finished in March 2014. There will still be activity at the park-and-ride site following the end of construction as testing and fine-tuning is done ahead of the service opening.
The park-and-ride service will start running on Saturday, 5 April, before this, the motorway junction will be opened on the evening of Friday, 4 April, this is expected to happen between 9pm and 11pm. Follow the link for information on the new park-and-ride service.
At the same time the junction opens, bollards will be put in place on Tipner Lane opposite the entrance to Range Green, to prevent motorway traffic driving into residential areas.
Once the junction is open, any vehicles travelling to the park-and-ride or the land west of the M275 will have to use the motorway.
Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to continue using Tipner Lane on new foot and cycle paths. Mopeds will need to be walked through the short area the bollards are in before reaching the road on the other side.
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 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.
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)
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 appointed Radian to work on the first phase of homes. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2015. Follow the link for more information on Radian's plans.
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 the work done by Tamdown to clean-up the site can be found in the following pdfs:
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 hold 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: 2 April.
You can download the agenda for the March meeting from this link:
2 April 2014 residents' meeting agenda
You can download notes outlining the main topics covered at previous meetings from these links:
5 March 2014 residents' meeting notes (0.12 MB)
5 February 2014 residents' meeting notes (0.18 MB)
4 December 2013 residents' meeting notes (0.15 MB)
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:
January 2014 (0.31 MB)
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)
More informationBAFB Part 1
BAFB Part 2
Tipner major scheme business case