Help shape the city centre’s future

Plant your ideas for our greener city centre

We want to hear from as many people as possible, from local residents and community groups to businesses and visitors. We want to understand people’s ideas and priorities for the city centre and listen to feedback on the outline proposals.

Over the coming months we will be hosting pop-ups in the city centre to share the plans, visiting community groups, schools and businesses to talk about the ambitions for the city centre.

As the project progresses, we will hold public consultations as an opportunity for people to find out more about regeneration plans for the whole city centre, ask questions and leave feedback.


Take part in a workshop

The outline proposals for city centre north area include a large area of public open green space. This is a blank canvas and we want to work with residents and community groups to shape the plans and future uses of this space. We’re running interactive community workshops to gather ideas on what people would like to see. If you’d be interested in taking part in a workshops or for the team to come along to a community group meetings or event, please get in touch – we’d love to have your input.

Email the team at to find out more.

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A greener city centre

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our green-themed public drop-in event in Cascades shopping centre, on 4 February.

We wanted to know what YOU think about a greener city centre and we had some very positive and interesting conversations with a wide range of people. We have listened to your comments and pleased to share the results with you. Please click on the event summary below.

The green-themed event focused on several council projects that are working towards a greener, more sustainable future for the city centre. As well as the city centre north project team colleagues from energy services, the South East Hampshire Rapid Transit scheme, green and healthy streets, waste and recycling, and public health team took part in the event.

There were some planting activities and grow-at-home kits available for children courtesy of Matt Underwood from Landport Community Garden. Andy Ames from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust spoke to people about biodiversity and why it is important to the city centre.