Over a hundred people shared their views on plans to transform an area of Southsea into a safer and more pleasant 'Active Pompey Neighbourhood' with fewer vehicles on their roads, at a recent drop-in event.

Portsmouth City Council unveiled proposals and asked for feedback on a variety of plans for the Active Pompey Neighbourhood at an event last week. Proposed changes are planned for an area that covers Fawcett and Lawrence Roads on the west, Bath Road to the east, Goldsmith Avenue to the north, and Albert Road to the south.

Cllr Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation, said:

“It’s wonderful to see so many local people take the time to share their views and offer their strong support on ways to improve their local neighbourhood.

The proposals for this Active Pompey Neighbourhood consider how we can reduce the amount of speeding traffic, while making sure people can still get to their homes so it’s important to get feedback from as many local people as possible. This is another important step in making travel greener, cleaner and safer for everyone. “

Deputy Leader of Portsmouth City Council Cllr Suzy Horton discusses the plans for the Active Pompey Neighbourhood with local resident and Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Matthew WinningtonPeople from all over Southsea, including those who live in the proposed area, shared their ideas, and commented on detailed proposals to make their area safer and more pleasant at the event at Havelock Community Centre in Southsea.

People who came to the event were asked to complete a survey which asked if they supported or opposed the proposed changes. Anyone who couldn’t attend can still share their views on an online survey at www.research.net/r/APNW2.

The consultation closes on 2 April 2023, and the council will consider all the feedback before making recommendations at a formal meeting in the summer. The approved changes are hoped to start on street later this year, and if they’re successful they could be rolled out to other areas of Portsmouth.