The former HMS Daedalus site in Gosport
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Councillors' doubts over £25m plan for Gosport naval site

Gosport's opposition political leaders have raised doubts that government plans to invest £25m in a former naval site will create hundreds of jobs.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles believes the £25m proposal for the ex-HMS Daedalus site in Lee-on-the-Solent will result in 1,200 jobs.

Mr Pickles said the Solent Enterprise Zone would unlock "huge potential" to deliver homes and employment.

But Gosport council's Lib-Dem and Labour leaders say there needs to be more focus on improving infrastructure in the area.

  • 27 Sep 2012