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PLANS to improve Gosport’s High Street are to go on show.

The public consultation into the improvements starts at Gosport Discovery Centre on October 12 at 5.30pm.

Gosport Borough Council wants residents’ views on the currently-unreleased plans to declutter High Street.

The University of Portsmouth’s School of Architecture’s Project Office will be giving a short presentation about its work so far.

Businesses in High Street have already been invited to attend.

Cllr Stephen Philpott is the chairman of the council’s economic development board.

He said: ‘One of the issues that came out of the town centre survey conducted by the Town Team at the end of last year was the appearance of the high street. Our aim is to improve the environment for shoppers and visitors while ensuring that the changes work for retailers.’

Results of the consultation will be published in November, with work due for completion by April 2014. Book a place via prosperity@gosport.gov.uk or call (023) 9254 5425.