CampbellReith was commissioned to undertake a Sustainability Appraisal and strategic infrastructure assessment of the emerging Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH) Spatial Strategy.
PUSH is a partnership of the local authorities in the region working together to support more sustainable development, economic growth and coordination of strategic planning activities.
PUSH includes Hampshire County Council, the unitary authorities of Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight; and the district authorities of Eastleigh, East Hampshire, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest and Test Valley and Winchester.
The PUSH Spatial Strategy is reviewing the 2012 South Hampshire Strategy to inform and coordinate longer-term decisions about development to 2036, ensuring that South Hampshire captures investment, particularly in improving the area’s strategic infrastructure, and to continue to promote more sustainable patterns of development.
CampbellReith was commissioned to produce a Sustainability Appraisal of the emerging Strategy under the Strategic Environmental Assessment Regulations (SEA) 2004. A Sustainability Appraisal comprises an enhanced SEA that includes social and economic issues in addition to the environmental issues.
Additionally, CampbellReith undertook a Strategic Infrastructure Assessment to determine existing capacities of transport, water, and energy networks. From this work, potential sites were identified using a Cost to Scale ratio to inform decision making.