Portsmouth will soon be getting its very own country park with over 50,000 trees.
Horsea Island Country Park, as it will be named, was designated as part of the HM Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee project.
Initial ground works and clearance have already begun on the site just north-west of the M275, with the project planned to be started in full by September 2018, and with a predicted completion date of 2020.
Once completed the site will offer visitors 129 acres of public green space - equivalent to 86 football pitches - and will include a woodland with over 50,000 trees and shrubs, as well as grass picnic areas, wild-flower meadows, cycle routes, and views across Portsmouth Harbour and Portchester Castle.
Portsmouth City council are holding an open exhibition at Port Solent on Tuesday 28th August at the former Chimichunga restaurant site on Port Solent boardwalk. The drop-in will be a chance to meet contractors, architects, and the city development team to ask questions about the project. The Exhibition will take place between 9:30am and 7:00pm.