Gosport Borough Council SPD

Gosport Borough Council is currently consulting on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). Pro-aviation input is required please, particularly in support of Runway 17/35 and aviation infrastructure on the south side.

Gosport Borough Council

Daedalus Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)


Gosport Borough Council is currently consulting on a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and its appendices for the Daedalus site at Lee-on-the-Solent which falls with that Borough. The SPD will set out the Council's planning context and its aspirations for the site.

Copies of the SPD are available in the libraries in Gosport and Lee. Comments are invited on these documents until 4th March 2011, and can be made on the comments form, which can be sent to :

Head of Planning Policy, Town Hall, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1EBor emailed to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once all the comments have been analysed a revised document will be considered by the Council with a view to its adoption.

From an LFA perspective it would be valuable if members would please provide their comments to the Council, including:

1) Further encroachment on the south end of runway 17/35 (currently but not permanently dis-used) should not be supported by the SPD. Protecting that runway from encroachment is important in maintaining that valuable aviation infrastructure in its own right, the future viability of the airfield itself, and the open space and sight lines local people highly value. This means that the new road proposed from Broom Way should be routed further south and not along the route of the taxiway at the south end of runway 35 - which should be retained and returned to aviation use. It also means that further building, such as that currently included in the SPD, should not be permitted south of 35.

2) Aviation Employment Use of the hangars on SOUTH side. The area around the large hangars (e.g. Dunning and Overlord) is ear-marked for employment use. LFA and other aviation organisations would like the area explicitly listed for aviation use, as these structures are significant and irreplaceable aviation assets locally. The area should be ring-fenced for aviation use, access to airside re-opened and space made available between the existing hangars and the Coastguard hangar for new airside aviation buildings in due course. This does conflict with the proposed through road to Ross House, but that road does not need to be a public thoroughfare. Access to the employment part of south side only needs to be from Broom Way, as at present.

LFA Input to Gosport BC Daedalus SPD Draft March 2011

LFA Input to Fareham BC Local Development Framework (Pre-adoption level ) Feb 2011