Possible vision for future development in the borough
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Havant represents a unique untapped investment opportunity in the south of England. It is nestled between the beautiful countryside of the South Downs National Park and the stunning coastline.

It has an enviable strategic location - at the interchange between the A3(M) and the A27/M27 with easy connections to Portsmouth, Southampton and London.

Within 8 miles of Portsmouth International Port, handling more than 2.4 million tonnes of imports and exports a year.

Within 21 miles of Southampton Docks,handling more than 1.5 million containers, 900,000 vehicles and 2 million passengers a year.

Havant is conveniently situated for major rail and air hubs:

Heathrow Airport - 60 minutes
Gatwick Airport - 70 minutes
Southampton Airport - 40 minutes
London Waterloo - 80 minutes

Havant’s mainline rail station has direct connections to London, Brighton, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol and Cardiff.

With close proximity to Southampton, Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the major sea ports, Havant is internationally connected too.

The population of 125,000 is expected to grow to 130,000 within the next five years and Havant aims to deliver up to 10,000 new homes by 2036.

The strong business sense in investing in Havant is well recognised by many industries and international companies. Havant not only has pronounced strengths in the advanced manufacturing, marine, defence and engineering sectors, it is predicted to grow as people invest in the borough’s benefits. Havant Borough Council has therefore identified an additional 95,000 square metres of new employment floor-space to be brought into use by 2036.

The council is actively looking at ways to bring residential commercial and industrial sites forward including; direct investment, land assembly, attracting government grants, creating development partnerships and more.

Leading international companies already benefitting from Havant’s location are:

Lockheed Martin