Here is an exciting impression of what a makeover for Locks Heath Centre might look like. County Councillor Seán Woodward says:
“Locks Heath is a well used centre, but it needs investment. By expanding the centre, there is an opportunity to provide new shops, maybe a major store. It will improve the overall attractiveness of the centre to shoppers and help withstand competition from the new Whiteley shopping area. It’s extremely important the centre continues to be well used and viable.”
Seán feels there is a real opportunity to provide better public space and a new community campus that could include a swimming pool, leisure centre, library and youth facilities.
Fareham Council, the County Council and the private owners of the core shopping centre own the land. Fareham, as the planning authority, has laid down objectives to guide future development, which were used to produce a master plan with options.