The borough of Havant is set to be transformed over the next 18 years after councillors voted unanimously to adopt the new Regeneration Strategy for Havant 2018-2036.
At last night’s Full Council meeting councillors considered the ambitious proposals for major regeneration across the area.
Councillors recognised it’s time for change in the borough and agreed that the council will intervene to make things happen. The strategy identifies the opportunities that are available to overcome the housing, economic and transport challenges faced, whilst highlighting the potential benefits that can be gained for residents, visitors and investors.
Councillor Tim Pike, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Lead for Finance and Regeneration said, during last night’s meeting; “We sit on key road and rail routes, close to strong economic centres. We have a desirable coastal location with high quality countryside on our doorstep, and major employers who are strongly rooted in our area.
“We want to develop our area in a way that works for current and future generations, which means taking bold decisions and backing them up with our resources and influence.
“We will not be shy in using our powers as a council to ensure we can expand our area to its maximum potential.”