Whats Next For Waterlooville Town Centre - The Directory Group

What’s next for Waterlooville town centre?

What’s next for Waterlooville town centre?

Havant Borough Council stated in its Regeneration Strategy for 2018-2036: ‘Waterlooville has redefined its centre by consolidating its retail area into a more sustainable leisure-based offer. ‘Some tired buildings have been redeveloped into prominent residential and commercial buildings. ‘The severance of the road network between the new Major Development Area and the old town has been minimised. ‘Improvements to pedestrian and cycle routes and removal of barriers to movement has made Waterlooville a more walkable place and linked it with nearby residential areas.'

The renovation plan has been split into three phases, details of which are currently confidential, but it has been confirmed that Waterlooville has been recognised as one of five key areas that needs regenerating.

Cllr Pike, cabinet lead for regeneration on the council, has held public meetings with the Waterlooville Events Team where residents have discussed the area's future. He said: ‘The team do a great job bringing the community together to benefit businesses and people in the area. I encourage all businesses to work together to encourage people to visit the town centre. ‘I’ve taken part in two meetings to discuss how Waterlooville needs to adapt to changes in retail shopping habits and how people wish to spend their leisure time.

‘Our new Local Plan is seeking to put in place policies that will encourage this change. ‘Waterlooville town centre is serving a rapidly-growing population as developments to the west of the town are occupied by new residents. I encourage businesses to take advantage of these potential customers and bring them into the town centre. ‘As a council, we are ambitious for our area, and our vision statements are bold and challenging. However, I believe we are realistic in what can be achieved.’

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley