Council approves application to regenerate Post Office site

Post office

Eastleigh Local Area Committee this week approved a planning application for the former Post Office site on High Street, Eastleigh.

The application is for a mixed use scheme comprising commercial space and flats within two buildings and a public realm open space between them.

The proposal aims to promote economic regeneration within the town centre and includes commercial space on the ground floor of both buildings including the frontage onto High Street once occupied by the Post Office. The scheme also seeks to enhance links between High Street and Market Street

Residential development will be provided on the upper floors in both buildings. In total it is proposed to provide 10 x one bedroom flats and 18 x two bedroom flats across the two buildings. All of the flats will be for made available for rent with 10 of them provided for affordable rent.

Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee, Cllr Tina Campbell said:

‘This is a bold and exciting scheme that will not only develop a brown field site but will help kickstart the regeneration of our town centre. It will provide retail space as well as much needed affordable housing for people who want the advantages of town centre living such as access to local shops and facilities together with the convenience of nearby bus and rail links. This is another exciting step in the transition to a more sustainable town centre.’