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Planning service committed to improving performance

Planning for new developments in the city are set to progress faster after a successful initiative to tackle the backlog of applications was held by Portsmouth City Council’s planning service. …

May 9, 2022
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Southsea Food Festival

Southsea Food Festival is back. Last chance for traders to apply.

The popular Southsea Food Festival will return on the 16th & 17th July 2022.  Local food businesses and traders are invited to attend for this celebration weekend. The Southsea Food …

April 25, 2022
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CTS Europe

Plans approved for new CTS Europe facility

Expansion plans for a new multi-million pound site for Portsmouth company CTS Europe have been approved. CTS Europe specialise in the design, construction and commissioning of Laboratory Containment Systems for …

March 24, 2022
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Dunsbury Park is a Freeport tax site

Dunsbury Park is now a live tax site. Part of the Portsmouth Gateway Cluster, Dunsbury Park is a key location within the Solent Freeport. Tax incentives include 100% business rate …

March 15, 2022
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Business Growth YTKO

New enterprise programme to bring recovery and growth for Portsmouth’s start-up businesses

Start-up and growing businesses in Portsmouth can now benefit from a new intensive enterprise programme delivered by YTKO. The Outset Start & Grow Programme is funded by Portsmouth City Council …

March 10, 2022
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Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival generated £15.5m for Portsmouth’s economy

A report, by Bluegrass Research, shows that the 2021 edition of the Victorious Festival, held on Southsea Common, had an economic impact of £15,525,675.  This represents an impressive 24 per …

March 2, 2022
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Shops in Castle Road Portsmouth

New website launched to Rediscover Portsmouth and support local businesses

Portsmouth City Council has launched the Rediscover Portsmouth mobile-friendly website to help residents shop local and support Portsmouth businesses.  The website, rediscoverportsmouth.co.uk , highlights Portsmouth’s wide variety of businesses and …

February 23, 2022
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Bishops Printers win Manufacturer of the Year

Bishops Printers wins prestigious Print Industry Award

Local print and mailing company, Bishops Printers Ltd, has won ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ from the Independent Print Industries Association. Delivering great products and services always requires hard work. Having …

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Freeport plan worth billions to Portsmouth takes a huge step forward

The legal agreement giving Dunsbury Park business park special tax status through the Solent Freeport is set to be submitted to the government . Described as ‘the first stage of …

February 16, 2022
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University of Portsmouth's eXRe project

Portsmouth’s successful £1.6M UK Community Renewal Fund projects get underway

Three Portsmouth economic development projects, that received funding of just under £1.6M from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund, are now underway.  Portsmouth City Council was the …

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Portsmouth Port new terminal extension

UK economic boost expected as Portsmouth unveils sustainable port Masterplan

Portsmouth International Port has unveiled it’s port Masterplan and is looking beyond its boundary as  it sets out an ‘ambitious sustainable future’ which is expected to generate £739m in ten …

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Fawcett Road banners

Fawcett Road gets a spring clean

Fawcett Road in Southsea has been the focus of a range of street improvements. Portsmouth City Council has worked with Priory School pupils to design new eye-catching lamppost banners that …

February 9, 2022
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CGI proposed park City Centre North

Major land purchase in city centre for council’s regeneration plans

The former Tricorn site in City Centre North has been purchased by Portsmouth City Council, supporting regeneration of the area. Real estate investment and development advisor, Delancey previously owned a …

February 2, 2022
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General Electric to set up a base in Portsmouth

American conglomerate General Electric’s subsidiary, GE Energy Power Conversion UK Limited, has applied to the city council for permission to convert the former HSS Hire building in Herbert Street in …

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HMRC announces Portsmouth to become a new regional centre

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have announced that Portsmouth will become the location for a new HMRC regional centre in the south of England and is committed to retaining a …

January 26, 2022
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Scarlet Tap in Palmerston Road

Portsmouth City Council announce grant to support Leisure and Hospitality business impacted by Omicron

Portsmouth City Council have announced that applications are now open for the Omicron Leisure and Hospitality Grant (OHLG). This is a one-off grant that has been designed for leisure and …

January 14, 2022
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Pupils from Cumberland Infant School

Crowdfund CIL Transformation funding supports community projects

Cumberland Infant School in Portsmouth have received a funding boost from Portsmouth City Council’s Crowdfund CIL Transformation Fund to reach their target to fund their Community Wilding Project. The Southsea …

January 12, 2022
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Customs check at Portsmouth Port

New import customs checks start in January

Time is running out to get ready for new import customs checks from the EU, with many businesses still unprepared.  According to a recent survey carried out by the Institute of …

December 22, 2021
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Ofsted Success for Portsmouth Schools

91% of Portsmouth schools are now rated as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted making Portsmouth schools now above the national average.  The good news from Ofsted came at the end …

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Portsmouth City Council announce new Resilience Grant to support business impacted by Covid-19

Portsmouth City Council have announced today a new ARG Business Resilience Grant to help businesses that have continued to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  This additional grant is …

December 21, 2021
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View of the new warehouse at Dunsbury Park

New warehouse completed to create more than 120 jobs

Millions of pounds will be generated for Portsmouth services by a brand new warehouse Portsmouth City Council has completed at its award-winning Dunsbury Park.  The 120,000 sq ft unit will …

December 15, 2021
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Shops in Castle Road Portsmouth

Rediscover. A new website to promote local business

Rediscover Portsmouth is a new website that is being developed as part of a city-wide resident’s campaign to promote local high streets and businesses.  This is a mobile friendly website …

December 9, 2021
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D Day Landing Craft

Heritage team honoured for ‘breath-taking’ effort to save D-Day landing craft tank

Conservationists who restored one of the last surviving D-Day landing craft tanks to its former glory have received a top award for their efforts.  National Historic Ships UK has honoured …

December 8, 2021
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Portsmouth celebrates Small Business Saturday

Residents are encouraged to celebrate their local shops and business as part of the national Small Business Saturday on Saturday 4 December with discounted bus travel and by promoting offers …

December 1, 2021
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Venture Tower Fratton

Fratton’s Venture Tower to be developed

Venture Tower, in Fratton Road, Fratton, has been bought by investment and development firm the Property Experts during an off-market deal. Built in the 1960s, the eight-storey building already has …

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River Island new concept store in Portsmouth

River Island opens new concept store in Commercial Road

River Island, one of the most well-known and loved brands on the High Street, have opened its brand-new concept store in Unit 154 Commercial Road, Portsmouth.  Committed to supporting local …

November 24, 2021
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Portsmouth City Council and University of Portsmouth Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

A new strategic partnership to boost innovation and economic growth has been agreed between Portsmouth City Council (PCC) and the University of Portsmouth (UP). This agreement covers innovation and economic …

November 18, 2021
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Nattys Jerk in Portsmouth's Commercial Road Market

Southsea Natty’s Jerk reaches crowd-funder target

One of Portsmouth’s most loved chefs has been overwhelmed by the support shown from the community after he reached his crowd-funder target to open a permanent storefront. Natty’s Jerk started …

November 16, 2021
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Christmas Lights Switch On

Lighting up Portsmouth this Christmas

As part of a celebration of lights, the start of Christmas in Portsmouth’s main shopping areas will be officially marked this month as Love Island star Amy Hart hosts the …

November 11, 2021
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Portsmouth's first Innovation Awards winners

Portsmouth’s first ever Innovation Awards

The first ever Portsmouth Innovation Awards wowed guests with stunning displays of impressive work as honours were handed out in 10 categories. Drones, submersible crafts, incredible charity projects and big …

November 10, 2021
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