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Housing near woodland

Havant Borough Council has developed a new economic profile to ensure the strategy’s strategic objectives are based on the most up to date, intelligence and evidence and provide a response to the key challenges we face.

This includes

  • Adapting to a post-Covid crisis and sustained recovery.
  • Supporting our struggling retail centres.
  • Reducing inequalities and disadvantage.
  • Providing new homes.
  • Addressing unemployment and a low value economy.

Swift, real and tangible progress will be made on our regeneration and economy priorities. The delivery programme recognises the need for short, medium and long-term actions.

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Policy alignment

The strategy aligns with the council’s Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the renewed focus on sustainability and working towards net zero.

It also aligns with the Corporate Plan, emerging Local Plan and Medium-Term Financial Strategy.

Nationally, the strategy will help deliver the UK Government’s Build Back Better: Our Plan for Growth plans to level-up the country, tackle long-term challenges and deliver growth that creates high-quality jobs; Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener which sets out how the UK will achieve its Net Zero emissions by 2050; and Levelling Up ambitions plan to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of the UK.