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The Beautiful Transformation of the South’s Largest Brownfield site

Formerly a giant oil-fired power station, with a landmark 200m chimney, this Hampshire seaside spot seems like an unlikely site for the development of a quaint town. Fawley Waterside as it will be called,  has become earmarked the site of a planned community, which will contain 1500 new homes, community facilities, a hotel  and mixed-use […]

Posted by: John Clark

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Consultation on “Once in a Generation” Community For Portsmouth

A unique opportunity to develop a new vibrant, car free community on a 27HA reclaimed peninsula has emerged in Portsmouth.  There are proposals for  new 4000 homes, along with 1 million sq ft of employment space Natascha McIntyre Hall, Assistant Director of Portsmouth City Council told attendees of the South Coast Development Conference that: “What […]

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Local Leaders Make the Case for Devolution on the South Coast

The South Coast region, stretching from Bournemouth to Brighton is a core economic region of the UK, yet lacks any major devolution deal.  An attempt to create a Solent Combined Authority, bringing together Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight was rejected in 2018.  Geoff Raw , Brighton & Hove City Council, Chief Executive, speaking at […]

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£1bn Fawley Waterside Redevelopment “On Track”

Fawley Waterside Ltd – the firm behind the £1bn redevelopment of the former power station – has made “significant progress” on the scheme and they’re “on track” for a decision from the council by April. The firm are looking to transform the site into a thriving residential and commercial waterside community that becomes a destination […]

Posted by: Nathan Spencer

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£1bn Garden Village Scheme soon to go to Tender

The massive Welborne garden scheme was outlined by Fiona Gray, Project director at Buckland Development- she described: “6000 homes, about a million sq ft of employment space bringing an anticipated 5700 jobs one secondary school, three primary schools and a significant amount of green space.” The project was given garden village status back in 2017, […]

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The Massive £4bn Project to Keep Oxford World-Leading

“Oxford is not just competing with the likes of Oxford and Cambridge, but also competing on a global level with cities such as Boston and San Francisco- China and also places in Europe.” – Jennifer Waterhouse, Associate at Legal & General’s Future Cities laid out the stakes for the city, which she described as a […]

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£3.5bn Garden Communities Lead Development Wave in Essex

North Essex Garden Communities Ltd (NECG), a partnership between Braintree, Colchester and Tendring district council are developing 43,000 homes across three new communities, a total of £3.5bn of investment was announced at the recent Essex & South East Development Plans. However , that is just one facet of the massive developments that are taking place […]

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