Have your say on Whiteley business park’s growth

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A BUSINESS park’s owners are holding a public consultation on how it should develop.

Goodman, the property developer behind Solent Business Park in Whiteley, is hosting the consultation as it is intending to change its plans for the site’s growth.

It had secured planning consent for offices, warehouse and distribution centres on land to the south of Rookery Avenue, Whiteley, near Fareham.

But in reaction to the economic climate, the company is considering re-designating it for other purposes, such as residential and open recreational space.

The event, which will give the public the chance to hear about Goodman’s plans and make their own suggestions, will take place at Whiteley Community Centre in Gull Coppice from 2.30pm to 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

James Raven, development director for Goodman’s UK business parks, said: ‘This is an opportunity not only for Goodman to share its plans for developing the land, but to listen to the community to gauge its views.’

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