Sunday, 30 April 2017 17:41

Portsmouth Planning Update - More New Halls!

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Portsmouth Planning Update - More New Halls!

After losing 5 appeals as reported last month, the April planning meeting was more careful than previously about the request to change a small HMO in Manners Road into a larger HMO, concluding that, "a decision be deferred to allow further discussions with the applicant".

The May planning meeting will discuss this application again as well as an almost identical one in the same road and two C3 to C3/C4 (family use to mixed family or HMO) applications, one in Victoria Road North and the other in Jersey Road. There is also a 'small HMO' to 'large HMO' in Queens Road, Fratton.

One application that is not being reviewed this month but which will be of interest to some members, is the application for a 20 room student hall by the John Pounds Centre in Portsea.

The development is at Catherine Booth House And Land To Rear 1 Aylward Street Portsmouth PO1 3PH and is described as a "Construction of part 6-/part 5-/part 3 storey building to form student halls of residence (Class C1) comprising 20 study bedrooms, caretakers flat and associated facilities; reconfiguration of rear of Catherine Booth House to incorporate new entrance and associated management offices"

Thus far, there have been a number of objections including one from the John Pounds Centre itself on the grounds of loss of light, highway safety, loss of green infrastructre, access and because the development is outside Portsmouth City Councils designated 'Student Development Zone'  (we will get more details on what this is and what it covers in a future issue of the news).


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