The Overarching Vision

Havant Borough Council has ambitious long-term plans to regenerate Havant town centre and the neighbouring civic centre campus with a phased, residential led, collaborative and transformational place-making programme; providing new homes and an enhanced public realm which incorporates existing assets such as Havant Park. The Civic Centre campus has the potential to connect the town centre with the outstanding Further Education College. Plans will also include better integration of Havant’s railway and bus stations, with the Civic Centre Campus and the wider town centre.

Bulbeck Road

The Redevelopment of Bulbeck Road is phase one of this largescale regeneration plan for Havant town centre. £1.65 million of grant funding was secured from the Department for Levelling Up & Communities (DHLUC) from the Brownfield Land Release Fund 2 (BLRF2) in November 2022. The funding will allow the council to initiate plans to redevelop the Bulbeck Road car park site. The underused car park will be demolished, and the site prepared for subsequent development for residential use. The project will address the aspirations of the council by bringing forward more housing whilst also kickstarting regeneration of the town centre. The final form of the housing provided is yet to be determined, but indicative modelling has proved the site capable of providing 91 high quality town centre homes.

Read our Bulbeck Road FAQs for more information on the project.

Havant Town Centre Partnership Board

The Council recognises that physical regeneration of this scale will take years to come to fruition and that we need to be proactive in supporting our town centre now. Havant Town Centre was one of 68 areas selected to receive support from the High Streets Task Force in February 2022. The initial visit took place in March 2023, with the task force undertaking a diagnostic assessment of the town centre, looking at the challenges and opportunities and making some suggestions to help the Council move forward to unlock its potential and improve the retail and leisure offer in the town.

A key finding was that Havant Town Centre lacks an organisation or group to be the voice of, and take responsibility for, the town centre and that this was a barrier to its future success. As a result, the Council has made the decision to establish a ‘Havant Town Centre Partnership Board’ (HTCPB), as a strategic priority.

If you would like to be part of the HTCPB, applications are open.

There are 15 spaces available on the board. Please read the terms of reference for the board before submitting your application.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 26 November.

All applicants will be notified by 5pm on Thursday 30 November 2023, whether they have been successful or not. If we receive a high volume of applications, we will consider conducting an interview process.

The provisional date for the first Havant Town Centre Partnership Board meeting is Wednesday 13 December 2023.