Quiet cul-de-sacs created

Anchorage Park, Portsmouth, in 1986
Anchorage Park, Portsmouth, in 1986
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Anchorage Park, photographed here in 1986, was built on the site of Portsmouth Airport.

The housing development offered 700 new homes, a supermarket and 50 acres for industry, hence more employment.

The estate was designed to reduce the number of houses overlooking another house and to create quiet cul-de-sacs.