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Supplementary housing benefits

Information on how to apply for additional housing benefit payments.

Sub-contractor and supplier opportunities

Information on how businesses can enter the supply chain as sub-contractors or suppliers.

Sustainable and responsible procurement

How the council ensures procuring goods and services has minimal environmental impact.

Shaping the future of Portsmouth

A strategy for economic growth and prosperity which has inspired the formation of a broad coalition of businesses to help shape the city.

Small and medium enterprises concordat

Information on the council's commitment to small and medium enterprises.

Starting a business

Find out about the support offered by the council to new business startups.

Sustainable business

A range of resources to help make your business more environmentally friendly.


Information on manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters to help people with limited mobility to shop and use the city centre facilities

Student Council Tax - Frequently Asked Questions

Advice for students about paying Council Tax and what discounts may apply

Submitting a building notice application

Information about building notice applications, which are used for smaller alterations to properties.

Submitting a full plans application

Help on how to submit a building control full plans application.

Submitting a planning application

How to submit a planning application, including background information, guidance documents and forms.

Seafront masterplan

Information about Portsmouth's 15-year seafront masterplan.

Self-build register

Information on how to register your interest to self build on a serviced plot of land.

Site allocations

Information about potential development sites in Portsmouth, identified in the city's site allocation plan.

Solent special protection areas

Information on the supplementary planning document to mitigate the impact of development around special protection areas.

Southsea seafront strategy

Strategy and background documents identifying improvements needed to the seafront

Statement of community involvement

Information about our statement of community involvement, including your views on the draft statement.

Strategic flood risk assessment

Information about our statement of community involvement, including your views on the draft statement.

Student halls of residence SPD

Information on the student halls of residence supplementary planning document.

Sustainable design and construction

Information about Sustainable Design and Construction.

Supplementary Planning Documents

On this page you will find links to all supplementary planning documents (SPDs) on our website.

Sustainability in Portsmouth

How Portsmouth City Council has an important role to play in helping to deliver a more sustainable city.


Advice on dealing with squirrel infestations and contact details for our pest control team


On this page you will find information about safety within the community.

Surface water flooding

The council's Surface Water Management Plan identifies and prioritises the areas of Portsmouth at greatest risk from surface water flooding

Snow and ice on the roads

This page explains how Portsmouth City Council and its road maintenance contractor, Colas, prepare for winter on the roads.

Safeguarding adults at risk

Information on what to do if you're worried about someone.

Shared lives

Shared Lives is a service for adults who need help because of a disability or mental health issue.

Support for adults with a learning disability

Information on support available for adults with learning disabilities.

Short breaks for disabled children and young people

Information on Short Break opportunities available for disabled children and young people.

Specialist family support workers

Information about the role of each specialist family support worker

Support for children and families

Information on our services to safeguard and support the welfare of children, young people and their families.

Sexual health

Information on protecting against sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies.

Sheltered housing and extra care

Information and support for tenants who require sheltered housing or extra care.

Shared houses - mandatory licensing of HMOs

Licensing information and expected standards advice for tenants, owners and landlords of properties in multiple occupation.

Sleeping rough

This page gives you advice and help if you are sleeping rough.

Safety and cost-saving in the home

On this page you will find information about saving money in the home and home safety.

Sports and activities

On this page you will find links to all the information about sports and activities in Portsmouth on our website.

Sports centres in Portsmouth

Locations and facilities for sports centres in Portsmouth.

Swimming pools, splash pools and watersports

Information about swimming facilities available in the city.

School Library Service

Information on the school library service.

Scrap metal dealers

Information for Scrap Metal Dealers.

Street collection permits

Information about Street Collection Permits and how to apply for one.

Street entertainment authorisations

Information on the permits required by buskers in the city.

Street trading consent

Licensing requirements for those who trade in the street.

Statement of licensing principles

Details of the statement of licensing principles.

Street collection regulations

Details of regulations made by Portsmouth City Council with regard to street collections.

Street parking charges for cars and coaches

Information on street parking charges, including different payment methods.

Sustainable transport funding

Information on improving connectivity in Central Portsmouth for walking, cycling and public transport.

Schools, learning and childcare

Links to all learning, schools and childcare information

Safeguarding information for childcare professionals

Information and resources to support early years and childcare providers in their policy and practice for safeguarding and child protection.

SEND and inclusion

Information, advice, guidance, forms and links to support children in your setting and the quality of your inclusive practice.

Support for children with SEND

Information about support available to children with special educational needs.

Student information

Links for everything you need to know about council services for new and existing students.

School professionals

Links to information for teachers and other professionals working in schools and education.

School governors

Useful information about becoming a governor.


On this page you will find links to all of our information about schools in Portsmouth.

School admissions

Details of school admissions, policies and how to apply.

School admissions booklet

The admissions booklet has all the information you need about applying for places at primary and secondary schools in Portsmouth.

School admissions policies

On this page you will find links to admissions policies for schools in Portsmouth.

School attendance

Guidance for parents and children on school attendance.

School closures

Information on school that are closed in Portsmouth.

School inset days

The timetable of planned school inset days in Portsmouth.

School meals

Information about school meals and how to apply for free school meals.

School term dates

Portsmouth school term dates for current and upcoming school years.

School transport and travel

Details about available transport to schools and colleges.

Secondary schools information and catchment areas

Information and catchment area maps for all of Portsmouth's secondary schools.

Special educational needs and disabilities

Information for parents about special educational needs and support available.

Special free school academy

Apply to sponsor city's new special free school academy.

Special schools

Useful information on special schools.

Schools plans and policies

Documents and policies on school proposals, consultations, finance and organisation.

Solent Recreation Mitigation Strategy

Information about the Solent Recreation Mitigation Partnership and its strategy for house building in the Solent region.

Senior management salary information

Information on senior management salaries and pay bands used in the council.


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South East Hampshire Rapid Transit

Portsmouth was one of twelve city regions shortlisted to bid for a share of the Department for Transport's £1.28 billion Transforming Cities Fund.

Shopping - coronavirus information

Portsmouth shops are altering the way they operate during the pandemic following government guidance and support from the council.

Schools and families - coronavirus information

Links to advice and guidance for Portsmouth families during the coronavirus pandemic, including school, childcare and parenting information.

Schools and early years settings - coronavirus information

Pupils will return to school in September. We are working with Portsmouth schools to plan for this, and supporting them as they welcome pupils back.

Sport and leisure - future plans

Slindon Street (TTRO 12/2020)

Slindon Street (TTRO 46/2020)

Special Events Order 2020 (TTRO 38)

Slindon Street – Lower Church Path (TTRO 55/2020)

Station Road (TRO 04/2020)

Seafront Closures (TTRO 57)

Station Road (98/2020)

Shakespeare Road (TTRO 65/2020)

Specks Lane (TTRO 87/2020)