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What an amazing view we have...

Experience our 'Village by the Sea'

Located on England’s south coast – just across the harbour from Portsmouth, Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent offer an irresistible mix of fascinating places to visit and things to do for all ages. 24 miles of waterfront, safe panoramic beaches, impressive naval heritage, plenty of watersports plus scenic countryside walks and historic trails, there is much to keep the family entertained. 

 

To find out more about Gosport visit: https://www.discovergosport.co.uk/

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The Lee on the Solent website is where you will find information on our 'Village by the Sea'. 

The website is evolving and we are seeing it being used by many visitors who come online to look for information about Lee on the Solent. We have seen a significant growth of site visitors since we have been promoting our amazing organised events, which are held he in Lee throughout the year together with other organisations who bring the community together.  

With the website content being regularly updated and the linking with the events social media presence we have seen the visitor numbers increase month  by month, where by 2024 they will be over 32,000 visitors meaning our Village by the Sea is being seen by many people from both locally and from outside the area; this ultimately increases the awareness of what we have to offer, which hopefully results in new and returning visitors over the year. 

From it's conception as an idea in early 2019, it was always going to be developed as a hub to promote Lee on the Solent and subsequently the surrounding areas - the peninsula of where we live, work and relax and is visited by many.  

If you would like any information added and included or would like to look at having a banner advert for a business, group or association, then please get in touch by using the contact form in the footer of this page.

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beautiful space for us all to enjoy.

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Park which is now opened to the public at Solent Airport, Daedalus. 

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Health and Wellbeing is important for all, so why not take a stroll around this easy to access 40-acre open space, that provides a lasting commemoration of her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

 

This wonderful space is on the outskirts of Lee and can be accessed by walking, cycling and car where there's several free car parks.  The area provides local residents with footpaths, cycle paths, wildlife habitats, and a dedicated dog exercise area, as well as the stunning Daedalus Gate Guardian sculpture, commemorative seating, a fantastic view of airport operations and much more besides.

The aviation-themed children's play area adjacent to the entrance of the park on Gosport Road will also be renamed in tribute to Her Late Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Information from Fareham Borough Council 

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Get your business promoted at the local events!

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Events

Since August 2021 there's been some brilliant events brought to Lee on the Solent by the community interest company, Montserrat Events where we have seen the community coming together from Lee on the Solent, Gosport, the whole peninsula and further afield to come to these events, which majority are free for all to enjoy.

 

Take a look at what was delivered through 2023 by the amazing team from Montserrat and their brilliant team of volunteers. 

Montserrat Events has a full programme planned for 2024 and full details will be announced in the New Year but here's the listing of what will be happening...

APRIL

  • Spring Festival 6th - Lee on the Solent

MAY

  • Marine Festival 18th - Gosport (On behalf of the Marine Festival Organisers)

JUNE

  • D-Day 80 (Fareham) 8th & 9th* Daedalus (on behalf of Fareham Borough Council)

  • Summer Concert - Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra with Soprano Jennifer Parker-Lummis - St Faiths

  • Summer Black Tie Gala Dinner - Bulson Hall

JULY

  • Party in the Park 27th & 28th* - Gosport  (on behalf of Gosport Borough Council)

AUGUST

  • Summer in Lee 17th & 18th - Lee on the Solent

OCTOBER

  • Autumn Festival 5th - Lee on the Solent

DECEMBER

  • Joy of Christmas 13th, 14th & 15th - Lee on the Solent

*Provisional  (Joint venture with St Faiths Church)

If you are a group, an association or a club and you have an event happening here in Lee on the Solent then let us know and we'll add it to our EVENTS listings. Use the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page. 

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To enable us to continue to provide "free" events for the local community to enjoy we have to raise the necessary finances.

 

We are therefore looking for people who are willing to support us financially. This can be as much or as little as you feel comfortable with giving. All amounts will be greatly appreciated by us and give you the satisfaction that you are doing your bit for the community by allowing us to put on the fantastic events that bring smiles and enjoyment to the many local people that attend them.

 

If you would like to become a "Supporter" please click on the DONATE button below. Thank you.😊

Individual donations will be recognised or anonymously if so wished; this will be by displaying names on our 'Supporters' page within the Montserrat Events CIC (ME) website www.montserratevents.co.uk.  All funds will be managed by ME for the delivery of their planned events.

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It’s D-Day for the restoration of historic Gosport Naval Base

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Daedalus Waterfront will see this historic Naval base and barracks reinvented into a 42-acre mixed-use waterfront development on Lee-on-the-Solent, restoring the thriving spirit of HMS Daedalus
 

  • Masterplan includes new industrial and commercial units, much-needed housing, restored historic buildings, new public spaces and a museum

  • Daedalus Waterfront will create 240 full-time job opportunities a year

  • Historic barracks to be restored and converted into modern, mixed-tenure housing

  • The Hovercraft Museum, home to the largest collection of hovercraft in the world, reinvented to become a world-class visitor attraction


  • Working in close partnership with the developers, Gosport Borough Council has resolved to approve plans for the restoration of HMS Daedalus at Lee-on-the-Solent, a historically significant waterfront naval base that played a crucial role in the development of the modern Navy, and on D-Day in June 1944.


  • The landmark regeneration scheme has been put forward by a joint venture between Patron Capital, MurrayTwohig Developments, and Orwell Real Estate, who were selected by Homes England as development partners for the site last year.

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  • Their proposals will boost the local economy through the creation of new commercial and leisure sector jobs, provide much needed housing, protect and reinvigorate the various historic and listed assets, and secure the future of the largest collection of hovercraft in the world in The Hovercraft Museum.

In recent years the site has been largely dilapidated and forgotten, with the important historic assets awaiting viable reuse. The Daedalus Development Company has a clear vision to bring jobs and opportunity to the area, preserve historic buildings and celebrate the site’s significant history, support the Hovercraft Museum and nurture it as a successful destination, ultimately restoring community pride in HMS Daedalus. This new transformational masterplan, designed by acme architects, will see a targeted, industrial innovation strategy implemented through the delivery of commercial space link to a thriving visitor attraction at The Hovercraft Museum.


The proposals include:

  • 24,500sqm of new, modern employment and industrial space.

  • 5,200sqm of commercial space for new businesses and jobs in the Solent Enterprise Zone.•

  • 346 new mixed-tenure homes, 76 of which will be refurbishments of the existing heritage buildings including the historic barracks square.•

  • New community services and facilities, including a public park.•

  • A world-class visitor attraction at Seaplane Square and The Hovercraft Museum.

Central to the vision is the restoration of the historic buildings, including the World War One hangars that face the Solent. These will act as a gateway to the project, an upgraded home for The Hovercraft Museum and a new public space for local events and activations.


The first two zones submitted for detailed planning will deliver key objectives of the Daedalus Waterfront: employment prospects and reassuring the heritage of the site. To the north of the site, The Evill Industrial Park (named after the first commandant of HMS Daedalus, Lieutenant Commander Strathearn Evill) will be an important catalyst for the wider development that will bring jobs and opportunities through new small, medium and mid-sized industrial units.


The residential zone will save and celebrate the heritage of the area. This will include Daedalus Square, which will see the historic barracks square restored and transformed into a quiet, communal and public space with mixed-tenure town houses, apartments and terraces. This zone will also be home to Westcliffe Gardens, a second residential zone with a large publicly accessible park and sea views. Here, the restoration and protection of historic buildings includes Westcliffe House, The Wardroom and The Gatehouse and lodge.


The development team has involved the community throughout the planning process with over 800 people attending two public consultations, one of which saw people gather in the SR.N4 Princess Anne Cross-channel hovercraft to meet the team and hear about the proposed Daedalus Waterfront.


This unique project requires a depth of knowledge and experience in the creation of successful communities and destinations around complex historic buildings and settings. With a combined experience on over 400 million sq ft of mixed-use property across the world, the team has been working in collaboration with the local community, Gosport Borough Council and Historic England, to develop these exciting plans for this challenging and historic site.

David Twohig co-founder of MurrayTwohig Development and CEO of Daedalus Development Company said: “This approval marks a significant milestone for Daedalus Waterfront, one that will ensure the site's future while bringing the energy and buzz back to Daedalus. Central to this project is a sense of community pride, and it has been great to witness so many people eager to learn about our plans. The public consultations have seen over 800 people come and share their memories and experiences at this historic landmark, which have been key to guiding our vision. Working alongside the council, community and historic experts, these first phases will allow us to continue applying our hard-earned experience in preserving heritage, bringing community benefits and developing successful places to make this much-loved site a vibrant and productive asset for Lee-on-the-Solent and wider region.”

Cllr Peter Chegwyn, Leader of Gosport Borough Council, said: "This is great news for the Gosport area. The Daedalus development will provide much needed  new housing and jobs, and also has the benefit of saving several historic buildings and bringing them back  into use after years  of decay. We look forward to working  closely with the developers as they progress the project."

Simon Dougall, Head of Disposals, Homes England said: “Daedalus Waterfront benefits from being part of the Solent Enterprise Zone, with rich history, heritage buildings and wonderful location on the Solent. With the variety of expertise within The Daedalus Development Company, and the support of Gosport Borough Council, we’re pleased to continue with this exciting partnership to help realise their vision to create a great place to work, live and enjoy for the local community and visitors.”

Kevin Cooke, Senior Partner at Patron Capital said: “We have a track record of delivering mixed-use regeneration schemes that add significantly to their surroundings. Key to this is working in collaborative joint ventures, which bring diversity of thought and experience to achieve the best possible result. The approval of Deadalus Waterfront is an exciting opportunity to leverage this expertise and work alongside industry-leading partners to deliver a milestone project in the UK.”

What are the Seashore Byelaws?

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Our 'Village by the Sea'.

Please ensure you keep our environment clean and tidy with taking your rubbish home or placing it in the bins provided when you leave.

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Lee on the Solent is located in the Borough of Gosport, which is overseen by Gosport Borough Council.  For the Seashore there are Byelaws in force so please take a look at these so you are familiar with the 'do's and don'ts' when here.

Click on the logo to see the Byelaws. 

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