Havant represents a unique opportunity in the South East, located between the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park and the Solent coastal experience.
Benefiting from excellent national road and rail links, Havant plays a major role in the wider Portsmouth & Solent economy.
With development opportunities of over 30 hectares of commercial space and more than 9,000 new homes by 2036, Havant is a prime location for investment.
Havant Borough Council has committed long-term resources to support regeneration, the borough is at the beginning of a new era of business development, commercial success and resident amenity.
Opportunity for regeneration
Havant recognises the need to stay ahead of the curve and adapt to the needs of the world around it.
The Opportunity Havant brochure identifies eight opportunities for regeneration and development in the borough
- Opportunities for regeneration (pdf 7.1 mb)
It also looks at the forthcoming Local Plan, which aims to build 9,260 houses by 2036, to support an expected population rise of 16,912.
Regeneration strategy for Havant
This strategy sets out the economic case and opportunities for regeneration in Havant Borough.
- Regeneration and economy strategy 2022-36 (pdf 1.6 mb)
It highlights the key areas where direct targeted intervention will have the greatest impact and states what the council will do over the next eighteen years to deliver regeneration, including governance, funding and resourcing.
Bulbeck Road regeneration site
As part of Havant Borough Council's ambitious 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.
An abridged document highlighting the vision and potential of the site can be found here. Some FAQs on the project can be found here.