Cllr Seán Woodward, executive leader at Fareham Borough Council, explains the vision behind the new Daedalus site
You may have noticed a number of new buildings going up and developments taking place in the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus over the last 12 months or so.
The Council’s £5.3m Innovation Centre, the £1.5m upgrade of the main runway and Fareham College’s CEMAST campus have all proven to be big successes.
The Council took control of the majority of the Daedalus site earlier in the year.
We want to build on these successes and have developed an exciting vision for the land that we own there.
We want to see Daedalus become a premier location for aviation, aerospace engineering and advanced manufacturing businesses who will bring investment and highly skilled jobs to the area.
The site is currently split into four sections: Daedalus west, east, north and the airfield.
We want to offer something different in each of these sections, including space for businesses, aviation, skills and innovation, as well as green space for the local community.
We want to make sure that we make the most of the airfield in a way that serves the present and future needs of both businesses and residents.
To help us achieve this we are working closely with partners and investing in infrastructure to attract new and established businesses to the site.
The local community also has an important place in our plans.
We are going to open up a large area of green space in the northern part of the site for local residents to enjoy.
We would really like to hear your ideas about the types of facilities you would like to see in this space.
You can find out more and have your say about our vision for Daedalus online at fareham.gov.uk/consultations.
The deadline for responses is Wednesday, September 23.
There will also be an exhibition where you can view our plans and talk to Council Officers tomorrow between 1pm and 7pm.
This will be followed, the same evening, by a Community Action Team (CAT) meeting running from 7pm-8.30pm.
You will also be able to view and comment on Hampshire County Council’s planning applications for a Stubbington Bypass and improvements to Newgate Lane South.
Both events will be held at Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road, Stubbington.