The second phase of a £145 million regeneration scheme in Gosport, Hampshire, has been granted planning permission.
The scheme includes 101 new flats, a 10-storey residential tower, a Tesco supermarket, three smaller retail units and an area of open space with a children’s play area.
Phase two will see The Rowner Renewal Partnership, whose members include Hampshire County Council, Gosport Borough Council, the Homes & Communities Agency and Taylor Wimpey, demolish an area of run-down housing and retail buildings in order to replace them with modern homes.
Leader of the Gosport Borough Council, Councillor Mark Hook said: “This marks a significant step forward on the eight year project. Phase 2 has at its heart the centre of the new Rowner community – creating new retail space and new job opportunities for the residents of Rowner. Job creation is central to the regeneration and the granting of Phase 2 is very welcome news, not only for Rowner but for the economy of Gosport as a whole.”
Phase 1 of the eight year Rowner Renewal Project includes 219 new homes and work began in March. Demolition is now complete and new building work has begun at the southern end of the site along Howe Road.