Solent Gateway Limited – A new future for Marchwood Port
Political and stakeholder engagement
PR and media relations
Social and digital
Graphic design and creative services
Solent Gateway was awarded a concession by the Ministry of Defence to develop Marchwood Port into a commercial port. Public consultation was undertaken through 2020 and 2021 to support a hybrid planning application for the site.
What we did
Grasshopper delivered local community engagement, alongside a robust programme of political and stakeholder engagement. This included a virtual exhibition to demonstrate how the new port would look and feel, and a traditional media and social media strategy and delivery.
The application was supported by key stakeholders including Marchwood Parish Council, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership, Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, and the New Forest Business Partnership and planning was granted from New Forest District Council.
Planning permission was granted spring 2022.