Latest planning applications – July 28th 2018.

Two of this week’s planning applications have attracted our attention, both in West Street.

The first, is for the former HSBC site on the corner of West Street and Park Road South and is for a “Change of use from a former bank (Class A2) to a hot food takeaway (Class A5).”

Apart from ” does Havant really need another fast food outlet?”, the serious concern is the amount of litter that these types of operation generate, which doesn’t get cleaned up rapidly enough and leaves a poor impression on visitors.

Former HSBC site

The second is an outline application, for the erection of three, two bed dwellings on land to the rear of 70-76 West Street.

This a brownfield site which, in part, lies to the rear of the former Cobden Arms public house. At first glance, this seems a sensible use of what is currently wasteland. However, we would welcome any informed comments via the website  or by email to

Land to the rear of 70-76 West Street

Government funding for new housing in Havant.

A press release from Homes England posted by Havant Borough Council this morning gives outline details of possible funding for the redevelopment of the Civic Campus site.

Use the link below to read more.

New housing funding

Twentieth Century Society on Havant

Back in April the local branch of The Twentieth Century Society organised a walk round Havant, when HCS were represented by committee member Christopher Evans. A report of the walk has recently been published on the Twentieth Century Society’s own website. To read and learn more about some of our local buildings, click on the link below.

Twentieth Century Society visits Havant