Portsmouth City Council have recently begun a consultation process where they have release the plans for dramatic changes and improvements to the Portsmouth city centre and to Southsea seafront. A key part of the process is encouraging a direct dialog with the city’s residents, actively seeking our feedback and ideas on these proposed changes which could dramatically effect architecture, open spaces, roads, traffic, arts, culture all the way through to quality of life.
There are two masterplans proposed, one for the city centre and one for the seafront, both quite detailed in the proposed changes and developments. These masterplans are designed to provide landowners and developers with guidance about what type of development would be appropriate and how proposals would be assessed. These plans also allow citizens to see how their city might change in the near future.
You can give your feedback and ideas back to PCC in different ways:
– Completing the online city centre questionnaire or seafront questionnaire.
– Emailing PCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Writing to Planning Services, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AU.
You can speak to council officers at one of the many consultation events being held throughout the city and print versions of the city centre questionnaire and seafront questionnaire and return to PCC. The consultation runs until the 14th September.
This is a serious opportunity to have your say in the shaping of the city. What parts of the plans do you like? Dislike? What do you think could be better? How would you improve the city? We would also love to know so please add a comment to this post too.
You can find out more about the consultation HERE.