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Summary

  • ‘Building new homes in the city, including flats offering special care for elderly residents’ was the most popular project (42%)
  • This was followed by two projects promoting sustainability or the environment, ‘investing in greening projects across the city’ (39% ) and ‘creating better facilities for sustainable transport such as cycling and walking’ (38%)
  • ‘Building new homes in the city, including flats offering special care for elderly residents’ is the most commonly selected priority for half of the postcode districts, with PO1, PO2 and PO6 feeling this is most important
  • The second most common project, selected by postcode districts PO3 and PO5, is ‘improving facilities at Portsmouth International Port to increase the money it generates to help protect local services’ ; however, this project does not fall into the top three project priorities at full sample level

Top three project areas respondents would support investments in

Base: Total sample (1,978)

Respondents were asked to choose the top three projects that they believe the council should invest in, from a choice of nine options. This chart shows that 42% of respondents selected ‘Building new homes in the city, including flats offering special care for elderly residents’, 39% selected ‘Investing in greening projects across the city’, 38% selected ‘Creating better facilities for sustainable transport such as cycling and walking’, 36% selected ‘Improving facilities at Portsmouth International Port to increase the money it generates to help protect local services’, 34% selected ‘Building more classrooms and specialist provision for children with additional needs’, 30% selected ‘Investing in facilities as part of the new sea defences’, 29% selected ‘Improving the road network’, 22% selected ‘Buying or developing new technology to help the council work more efficiently’ and 13% selected ‘Maintaining or improving monuments and historic sites’.

Future council project priorities by postcode

wdt_ID Postcode district Project priority 1 Project priority 2 Project priority 3

This table shows that ‘Building new homes in the city, including flats offering special care for elderly residents’ was selected as a top investment priority in the PO1, PO2 and PO6 areas. The top priority in PO3 and PO5 was ‘Improving facilities at Portsmouth International Port to increase the money it generates to help protect local services’ and in PO4 it was ‘Creating better facilities for sustainable transport such as cycling and walking’. The second most important priority for respondents in PO1, PO3 and PO4 was ‘Investing in greening projects across the city’, while in PO2 and PO5 it was ‘Creating better facilities for sustainable transport such as cycling and walking’ and in PO6 it was ‘Improving facilities at Portsmouth International Port to increase the money it generates to help protect local service’. The third most important priority for respondents in PO1 was ‘Building more classrooms and specialist provision for children with additional needs’, while in PO2 it was ‘Investing in greening projects across the city’, in PO3 and PO5 it was ‘Investing in facilities as part of the new sea defences’, in PO4 it was ‘Building new homes in the city, including flats offering special care for elderly residents’ and in PO6 it was ‘Improving the road network’.