AQUIND Interconnector

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AQUIND Interconnector

Received 19 February 2020
From Luke Stubbs

Representation

I am a councillor for an area covering the first part of the route through Eastney. These comments are both personal and reflective of comments made to me by members of the public. Many people are concerned at the impact the construction phase of this scheme could have. The Fraser Ranges site is the subject of a planning application for a housing scheme and clearly the development of that site and this scheme are intertwined. Fort Cumberland Road is the main access route to that site, as well as to 400-500 homes and it is the only access route to the Hayling Ferry. Closing it in both directions is not really feasible and restricting it to single direction traffic for any length of time would be problematic. Similarly road works along Henderson Road would be problematic. It is also worth noting that the council intends to install a pedestrian crossing near the Mobile Home Park and I would hope a condition of any consent is for its full reinstatement. There are obvious concerns about how this scheme will work along Eastern Road. I would prefer it to be under the parkland, although as the widening of the road cannot be ruled out in the longer term, any installation needs to be future proof.