City Deal takes a £400 million step forward

The Daily Echo reports that a £400 million deal to redevelop Portsmouth and Southampton is due to be finalised any day now.

Inevitably, investment on this scale will transform city skylines. It seems likely that the long awaited Royal Pier redevelopment would be one of the priority projects. If that improves traffic flow in that part of Southampton, and allows greater public access to the waterfront, then it is to be welcomed.But SPS  will try to make sure that such developments do not detract from the amenity value of the Solent.