Improving towns & villages

Regeneration of Older Urban Areas initiative (ROUAi)

Established in 1984, the aim of the Regeneration of Older Urban Areas programme was to improve the quality of life of people living, working and visiting our urban areas.

The programme is now incorporated into the Quality of Place Programme but the aspirations remain the same.  

We continue to work in partnership with the public, private and voluntary sectors.

  • Municipal Gardens, AldershotChrist Church,Stoke RoadTotton, New ForestYateley, Hart


  • Stoke Road, Christ ChurchGlebe Gardens, BasingstokeThe Hard, BurseldonThe Hard, Warsash


  • Wellington Monument, AldershotSt Marys Church, AlverstokeNorth Street, EmsworthMunicipal Gardens, Rushmoor



Our aim is to make the best use of Hampshire’s cities, towns and suburbs by:

  • Making the best use of land and property;
  • High quality design;
  • Long life solutions and materials; and
  • Appropriateness to the local sense of place

In partnership with the District Council and the local community, the County Council selects suitable schemes for inclusion in the Initiative. These are assessed against agreed criteria which reflect the aims of the Initiative. The 2006 – 2008 programme is currently fully committed.

Assessment Criteria

  • Local people in Castle Street, PortchesterWell Lane, Hamble-le-Rice




Examples of schemes

  • Public Consultation at Yateley

    Our work involves working to provide a consistent approach from strategic planning to detailed design

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  • hampshire map

    We work with public, private and voluntary sector partners across Hampshire's urban areas, calling on the skills of a wide range of disciplines

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  • north camp the hub

    Running over 20 years, the initiative has experience of planning, designing, managing and maintaining projects.

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Current Programme (2006-2008)

includes schemes:

You can also view Ongoing Schemes and Past Schemes.