In April 2014 the new Tipner Interchange junction opened and created access to enable the regeneration of sites on the west of the M275. We are aiming to create 1,250 homes and 30,000sqm of business space on this land.
The council, Ministry of Defence (MoD) and John Pounds all own land in Tipner West, this can be seen in the documents section below under 'City Deal sites land ownership and planning applications'.
We are starting work on master-planning the land on the west of the motorway at Tipner and Horsea Island. We have started carrying out surveys to investigate everything about the sites - including ground conditions and nature conservation. The aim is to submit a planning application in 2016 with the first work on site in 2017.
Tipner Firing Range is currently owned by the MoD but Defence but contracts have been exchanged to transfer this land to the council. We expect to take possession of the site during 2017, once the MoD has been able to relocate the facility to their large firing range at Longmoor near Bordon.
A planning application for a temporary road submitted by Adams Hendry Consulting Limited on behalf of John Pounds giving the tenants on land owned by John Pounds at Tipner West access to the M275 has been given conditional planning permission. After careful consideration the council believes it has found an acceptable way to provide a temporary route allowing lorries and other vehicles travelling to business sites on the west of the M275 to use the new motorway junction. This would alleviate the heavy traffic using the northern part of Twyford Avenue and reduce the inconvenience to local residents.
The proposed new route for existing commercial lorry traffic, on the west of the M275, can only be a temporary measure because a permanent route could conflict with future regeneration plans for all of the land on the west of the motorway, including Tipner Firing Range. We are waiting to hear back from other landowners on the proposal in order that it can be progressed. If it goes ahead the temporary route may also be able to provide access for any construction traffic to working on new developments.