Civic Offices development gets go ahead

Page last updated at 25 May 2016 at 09:43

The development of the old Civic Offices site on Leigh Road has been given the ‘go ahead’ following a recent meeting of Eastleigh Local Area Committee.

The Committee resolved to approve an outline planning application for the range of uses that the Council considers appropriate for the site although it does not identify any specific business operators.

The potential uses identified in the application include a car dealership, commercial offices and fast food outlets. This approval is subject to highways works along Leigh Road relating to the proposed food outlets on the site being agreed.

Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee, Cllr Paul Bicknell, said: “This exciting development provides an ideal location for additional employment land for new businesses with the creation of jobs and opportunities for local people.”

He added: “The Council retains ownership of the site and the business premises will add to the council’s property portfolio that provides a significant rental income to the Council thus helping to keep council tax low, without cutting services, for everyone in the borough"

The Council will expect to receive detailed applications for the different elements of the site in the near future, that will establish the specific nature of the final scheme.