Have your say on a Gosport’s future

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Have your say

A NEW version of a plan that will help shape the future of Gosport has been published.

Gosport Borough Council has revealed its new draft local plan, which sets out strategy for planning in the borough from 2011 to 2029.

And the council is asking residents of Gosport to get in touch with their views.

The plan includes guidance on developing areas, such as the waterfront and town centre, the land at Daedalus, Haslar and Rowner.

Councillors aim to balance the need for development with preserving Gosport’s heritage, along with creating new jobs through allowing further development.

It will also allow for new homes to be built ensuring the protection natural areas and open spaces.

Councillor Michael Lane is chairman of the council’s economic development board, which approved the draft plan.

He said: ‘I look forward to the responses received to this important consultation that will further improve the plan and thus the potential to realise development in Gosport.’

To view the plan, visit the council’s website: gosport.gov.uk/localplan2029 or visit the reception on the third floor of the Town Hall in the High Street.

The consultation period will close on Wednesday, February 13.