Southampton City Vision – First Consultation

We wish to inform you that the first consultation on the Southampton City Vision has begun and will be open until midnight on April 19th.

Southampton City Vision is Southampton City Council’s new Local Plan which, when complete, will set out what development can take place across the city over the next 20 years and beyond.  This will have to include finding sites for around 20,000 new homes by 2040, new places where people can work and businesses can run, as well as all the infrastructure and facilities that people need to live and work.

We are at the start of the process of developing this new plan and understanding what people need and getting their ideas for the future of the city is critical to the process. We are not making any proposals at this stage for specific sites in the city, first we need to understand the needs, priorities and aspirations of people and businesses. We are also doing a ‘call for sites’ so if anyone who knows of or owns land/premises that they feel could be suitable for (re)development, they can let us know so this can be considered as part of the development of the plan.

The link below takes you to our website where you will find more information and a link to the on-line survey. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who you feel has an interest in the future of Southampton.

http://www.southampton.gov.uk/cityvisionhaveyoursay

Paper copies of the survey are available in all of our libraries, at Sure Start Centres and at the Civic Centre. We are also hosting a number of events in communities across the city where you can give us your views:

 

Date Venue Ward Time
12.2.2020 Roundabout Café Swaythling 4pm-8pm
19.2.2020 October Books Portswood 3pm-7pm
21.2.2020 St James Park Café Shirley 12pm-4pm
25.2.2020 Freemantle Community Centre Milbrook 12:30-4:30pm
27.2.2020 Townhill Park Community Centre Bitterne Park 3pm-7pm
3.3.2020 The Saints Pub Redbridge 3pm-7pm
4.3.2020 West Quay, Above Bar Mall Bargate 9am-5pm
10.3.2020 Centenary Quay Library Woolston 1pm-5pm
11.3.2020 Lordshill Library Coxford 1pm-5pm
17.3.2020 The Marlands Bargate 12pm-4pm
18.3.2020 Bitterne Market Bitterne 8am-1pm

 

In addition to these event we are also running an event with the Southampton Voluntary Service as part of their Friday Forum on March 6th.

If you have any specific requirements on how we can support communities and groups that you work with or would like to discuss anything in more detail please let us know.

 

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