Our priorities


Partnership for South Hampshire (PfSH)

PfSH is committed to long term, managed and conditional economic growth and regeneration and to the delivery of the housing, infrastructure, facilities and services necessary to achieve it. In order to conserve and enrich our natural and historic environment and enhance the quality of life of anyone who lives in, works in or visits the sub-region our priorities are:

  • to promote economic success by seeking to create a diverse economy where business, enterprise and individuals can flourish, underpinned by modern skills
  • to provide the homes we need in sustainable communities
  • to build more cohesive communities and reduce inequalities, closing the gap between deprived areas and the economic performance of the PfSH sub-region
  • to invest in infrastructure and sustainable solutions
  • to promote a better quality of life by safeguarding our environment and investing in our urban areas
  • These are long-term endeavours that require a sustained focus over the coming years. The PfSH Business Plan, the document which sets out how we we will deliver these priorities, explains what we will do in the next couple of years to lay the foundations for delivery. The Business Plan is also underpinned by the South Hampshire Agreement.

Our spending priorities

Our spending priorities throughout the Business Plan period will be:

  • Working in collaboration with the Solent LEP and other key partners towards enabling and facilitating economic growth across the the sub-regional and the wider Solent geography. We continue to prioritise short to medium term initiatives that enable sustainable economic growth, particularly those schemes that support employment and skills, inward Investment, housing, quality of place and the unlocking of local jobs for local people
  • providing the conditions to facilitate and encourage housing delivery. This means bringing forward urban sites and regeneration initiatives, resourcing preparatory work on urban extensions, the two Strategic Development Areas and meeting milestones in the preparation of Local Development Documents
  • enabling transport projects that support the above in line with the Transport for South Hamsphire and Isle of Wight (TfSHIOW) strategy
  • preparing non-transport infrastructure projects for the longer term
  • measures to ensure quality places for new and existing communities
  • exploring innovative ways to secure substantial further resources to ensure the strategy can be delivered in the short, medium and long term