Planning News

Cranleigh Road

     This is a copy of our deputation at the Planning Enquiry

    27 April 2017

 We have fought developers’ attempts to build on this site in 1983, 1987, 1997 and 2006.

 Applications were turned down, appeals were made, and each one dismissed by Appeals Inspectors and confirmed by successive Secretaries of State.

 In 2006 the Secretary of State agreed with the Inspector that the site has a connection with the coast and that the creep of urbanisation towards the coast will have an erosive impact on the special character of the coastal fringe and the land around the northern part of the harbour.

 The reasons for refusal in the past remain valid in 2017 and there is no justification for the granting of planning permission in this sensitive location.

 If this development is permitted it will also significantly affect the excellent work in environmental learning that Wicor Primary School has earned national recognition for its provision.  You will see this work on your site visit later.

 The Society continues to object to this application.

 Paul Woodman

 For the Portchester Civic Society

Former Catholic Church of Our Lady of Walsingham, White Hart Lane, Portchester

Redevelopment by the erection of seven houses following the demolition of the church and site clearance.

This site is finally developed and the houses are up for sale on this site.  

Merjen Engineering Site

The Merjen Engineering site on the corner of Station Road has been granted planning consent for 17 aged persons apartments in a 2/2.5 storey building. 

The Society commented on this application with particular reference to the entry/exit point so close to the A27 roundabout.

Windmill Grove site

Work taking place demolishing the existing buildings, April / May 2017 and building the new estate.

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