Portsmouth City Council hosted the free event at The Gibson Centre in Somerstown on 12 October. It was a free event which featured live music, food, games and more.
Spooky-themed fun aside, people attending the event also saw and gave feedback on the latest designs for Somers Orchard before the council submits them for approval.
These designs included a physical 3D model showing what the former site of the Horatia and Leamington towers would look like after being developed into new homes and green spaces.
People loved the Somerstown Spooktacular, with families turning up in fancy dress to enjoy the stalls, games and free ice-creams.
What’s more, 520 people filled in feedback forms to have their say on the plans. The council will now collate this feedback and present it back to the design team.
Cllr Darren Sanders, cabinet member for housing and tackling homelessness at the council, said:
“What a great turnout! People gave us lots of positive feedback on the plans, as well as some considerations which will help in these last stages of design.
I’m glad people had a lovely evening, and I’m looking forward to seeing the progress towards new homes in Somerstown.”