The ‘Shaping the future of Portsmouth’ strategy focuses on delivering future prosperity of the city, and has been developed by the council in consultation with a range of stakeholders, including local businesses and residents.

A period of consultation with the public concluded in December 2010, and Portsmouth City Council's cabinet approved the regeneration strategy in January 2011. The responses to the consultation and the strategy can be downloaded below.

The strategy outlines plans to achieve the vision of the future for the city including supporting business and growth, making it a better place to live and improving its infrastructure.

As well as the extensive local debate, the strategy was informed by a major economic study carried out in the south Hampshire region, on behalf of the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire.

The strategy looks at how the many strengths of Portsmouth can be developed to ensure that there are good quality jobs in the city, which local people have the skills and opportunities to take up. It targets two key areas: 

  • supporting economic growth, innovation and enterprise in Portsmouth 
  • enhancing the city’s competitiveness in a regional, national and international field

Business growth & skills plan

With a comprehensive delivery plan in place, Portsmouth's physical regeneration has already begun, with work at Tipner and other major developments now underway. 

We know that physical regeneration will create a significant number of job opportunities, but business growth (leading to further job creation) will be required if we are to achieve our ambition to be a global economy.

To address the challenges and achieve our ambitions, the council and its partners have developed the Business Growth and Skills plan to secure business growth and provide a highly-skilled workforce to fill the jobs that this growth is projected to create.

If you have any comments or questions about the strategy, email