Leisure World plan in Southampton to move forward

Leisure latest

Plans  for a multi-million pound investment that would transform part of Southampton could be submitted to the city council is September.

Developers said they are continuing to receive feedback following a public consultation on proposals to build new homes and businesses at the Leisure World site, off West Quay Road, opposite IKEA.

As reported, a total of 650 homes, two 150-room hotels, 80 serviced hotel apartments, new restaurants and offices, a cinema and a casino could be build at the site.

It would be part of a £250m investment expected to create more than 1,000 jobs in the city.

The news comes as last month residents were asked to have their say on the plans as part of a public consultation launched by Sovereign Centros, the development company behind the project.

Developer had previously said a planning application was expected to be submitted to Southampton City Council in July.

John Marsh, Director at Sovereign Centros, said: "We are really pleased with the significant response to our public consultation and are still receiving feedback from stakeholders.

"Whilst we had initially anticipated submission in July, we want to ensure that we give sufficient time to consider these responses so our current timeline for submission is September.

"We are hoping to provide an update at the time of our planning application submission, the feedback will also be submitted to the Council as part of the planning application and will be published on its website.”

The scheme will be developed in phases with work expected to start in 2022.


Source: Southern Daily Echo