Waterlooville Town Centre Masterplan

Havant Borough Council is developing a masterplan for Waterlooville Town Centre. Using an external project team of planners, designers and architects, the masterplan will provide a vision and plan for future regeneration.  It will be used to identify key areas of growth, future development and identify improvements to the local economy, town centre precinct and its surrounding areas.

As part of this, we will be running several engagement exercises as it is vital that we hear from as many local people as possible during this process.

The next stage of this engagement was the Waterlooville Town Centre Masterplan: Gallery and Exhibition, which took place between Thursday 14 March and Saturday 16 March in the vacant Game unit in the pedestrianised precinct (95 London Road, PO7 7EQ - the same venue as the Festival of Ideas).

The purpose of this event was to showcase the draft content for the Masterplan, provide an opportunity for further feedback on the draft materials, and to discuss with the Project Team.

Find out more information about the Waterlooville Town Centre Masterplan and how to get involved in shaping it.

Waterlooville Town Centre Vacant Shop Scheme

We are working with businesses and organisations to transform empty shops in the Waterlooville Town Centre, to create long-term solutions and encourage a wider offer to the community of Waterlooville.

Eligible projects could receive a grant ranging from £1,000 to £50,000, depending on the size of the property, to spend on capital works to bring empty shop units back into use. 

The proposed projects are required to be in the Waterlooville Vacant Shop Scheme Zone and can be from either start-up businesses or expanding businesses.

We want to encourage new uses and create a vibrant and animated atmosphere, including a wider mix of shops and facilities in the centre of our communities.

We have £150,000 of funding allocated to the Waterlooville Vacant Shop Scheme and are making an open call to businesses and organisations looking to secure funding for their customer facing businesses to assist with fitout costs. 

Proposals from retail, food and beverage, leisure, hospitality, arts and culture as well as professional services including health providers are being encouraged.

Application process

Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time up to midnight on 30 September 2024. 

Expressions of interest will be evaluated to determine eligibility and the greatest potential to contribute to the future regrowth of Waterlooville Town Centre.

These successful projects will then be asked to complete and submit a full application and demonstrate the long-term commercial viability of their project.

Waterlooville Town Centre Vacant Shop Scheme map