£7m grant for ‘exciting’ waterfront work

Daily Echo: £7m grant for ‘exciting’ waterfront work £7m grant for ‘exciting’ waterfront work

A £7 MILLION Government grant will allow work to start on the “exciting” new Gosport Waterfront, business leaders say.

Ministers will today pledge the cash to the Solent Enterprise Zone, to build a newone-kilometre road and to clean up contaminated land.

Gary Jeffries, chairman of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, described the announcement as “excellent news” for the wider area.

He said: “Significant construction work is already under way on the Solent Enterprise Zone and this enables us to start work on a new area – the Gosport Waterfront.

“The £7m grant will unlock this area’s considerable potential by enabling us to invest public money in critical infrastructure and make early progress in delivering new commercial development, creating additional local jobs.

“In the slightly longer term, we will be seeking investment in a comprehensive redevelopment for the Waterfront.”

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7:50am Wed 29 Jan 14

J.P.M... says...

It smells in Gosport
It smells in Gosport J.P.M...
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10:25am Wed 29 Jan 14

Beer Monster says...

Good news, one hopes - I like visiting Gosport, I have friends there and it's home to one of the best beer festivals going (on in three weeks time, if that floats your boat), but as it is, I think it's fair to call it a bit of a sh1thole.
Good news, one hopes - I like visiting Gosport, I have friends there and it's home to one of the best beer festivals going (on in three weeks time, if that floats your boat), but as it is, I think it's fair to call it a bit of a sh1thole. Beer Monster
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