Fortnightly meetings on America’s Cup plan

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FORTNIGHTLY updates on Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team base in Old Portsmouth will be held, with the first taking place tonight.

The meetings will be held on Thursdays at Cathedral House, Old Portsmouth, from 5pm to 7pm for residents to find out the latest on the development.

Staff from Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) along with contractors and council officers will discuss the development in more detail 
and what can be expected on site.

James Sandy, Portsmouth City Council’s community engagement manager said: ‘These meetings give residents the opportunity to find out in more detail what’s happening at the Camber, and ask questions to those involved.

‘Understanding what to expect from the development and having an insight from contractors, BAR staff and council officers, will help towards minimising disruption to those living close by.’

Works to the foundations are continuing and the site will be open on Saturdays from this weekend for two weeks.

Jonathan Goring from Ben Ainslie Racing added: ‘We are using these sessions to listen to the views of residents and to work through some of the concerns expressed, such as car parking and access to the Camber.’

Weekly updates on the development can be found at portsmouth.gov.uk by searching ‘The Camber’.
The website allows residents to find out background about the scheme and what is planned for the week ahead.
Planning permission for the America’s Cup headquarters was granted earlier this year by the city council, following a successful funding bid.