It’s coming towards the end of an eventful year for Havant Civic Society. We’re quietly proud of our achievements, not least of which have been the result of Ann’s and Anna’s efforts in the Gazebo Garden not just in the botanical sense but also with the presentation of events like the first Havant St Lucy’s day celebration in the run up to Christmas.
We need your help again please.
Geo. & R. Carrell Properties Ltd have resubmitted their contentious application for the former HSBC bank site at 39 West Street, sneaking the application in during the holiday period when the public are normally distracted.
Once again, this application has been recorded by HBC as ‘suitable for delegated decision’ by a planning department who are themselves already distracted by a notable lack of management. Fortunately, the St Faith’s Ward Councillors have responded quickly to our request for support and the application has been ‘red-carded’ to ensure that it will be debated in public by the Development Management Committee in the new year.
To read our comments on why this site, shown in the aerial view below, is completely unsuitable for the purpose, please take this link to our detailed post on the subject.
The six ward Councillors on the Development Management Committee on October 18th rejected the original application unanimously and given that there is no material change to this re-application we should expect the same result.
If you agree with us that this re-submitted application should be refused, please take the time to submit an objection by taking this link. Comments must be received by Wednesday 2nd January.
If you’re at a loss for words, feel free to take a look at our own response by taking this link.
To view a summary of all previous articles on this website relating to the applications submitted by Carrells for 39 West Street, please take this link.
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