If you were keeping an eye on the News over the festive period, you might have spotted this photograph of Havant from October 1989. With a freshly demolished area where the Meridian Centre currently sits and a surface car park on the Bulbeck Road site, it presents a useful vision of how the town might … Continue reading Happy New Year! Havant’s going back to the future in 2023
Havant’s heritage. Should we refurbish it, or just rip it up and start again?
That is the topical question posed by a BBC Radio documentary program last week. If you've half an hour to spare, take the link and listen, especially if you work for Havant Borough Council and your brief includes Planning, Economic Development or Regeneration. The subject is not only relevant to the Council's plans to 'demolish … Continue reading Havant’s heritage. Should we refurbish it, or just rip it up and start again?
Southleigh Park – Bargate Homes ‘Application for tree works’
In previous years, Havant Civic Society confined its interest to matters pertaining to the immediate town centre. As might be evident from some of our recent posts, we now place equal weight to matters affecting the surrounding area and this post represents one such example. It also shows, for a welcome change, a good example … Continue reading Southleigh Park – Bargate Homes ‘Application for tree works’
5-7 East street, the missing piece in the jigsaw
The missing piece in the East Street development jigsaw seems to have been found under the sofa. APP/20/00936 | Erection of 4 storey residential building comprising of 1 No one bed apartment and 7 No two bed apartments. | 5-7 East Street, Havant, PO9 1AA To make a comment on this application, please see the link at the bottom … Continue reading 5-7 East street, the missing piece in the jigsaw
Havant’s ‘Healthy Borough’ or Fortitudo’s ‘Healthy Profit’?
We've been looking a little harder at the old Southern Electric site on the corner of Petersfield Road and Bartons Road. Poole based developer Fortitudo Properties, have their sights set on building another McDonalds and another Costa Coffee on what really ought to be a northern gateway to Havant Town Centre. It seems that even … Continue reading Havant’s ‘Healthy Borough’ or Fortitudo’s ‘Healthy Profit’?
That Planning Reform debate…
There were some excellent contributions from a wide variety of backbenchers - notably mostly from the same side as our own Alan Mak MP. Having read with interest the submission that he put his name to, we were looking forward to his contribution to the debate, a summary of which can be found in today's … Continue reading That Planning Reform debate…
The Bartons Road Southern Electric site is aiming for the architectural wooden spoon
For those of you wondering what was under consideration for the Bartons Road / Petersfield Road former Southern Electric site, all has been revealed in this week's planning list. Click on the image to get the idea. That's another McDonalds and a 'Drive-thru' Costa at the top of the site, entrance from Bartons Road, with … Continue reading The Bartons Road Southern Electric site is aiming for the architectural wooden spoon
September Digest – A ‘perfect storm’ warning?
[Originally written as an email update to members] If you've been keeping an eye on the website, you'll be aware of the staggering amount of change happening around us. If you haven't, then please take the time to follow the links in this email to read more detail. While the primary focus of the Civic … Continue reading September Digest – A ‘perfect storm’ warning?
Planning Reform – Councillors are revolting!
Yes, you read that correctly. Following on from our post on the CPRE's take on the 'Planning for the Future' white paper, we're encouraged to read in the press today that 'a survey across Tory heartlands has revealed party representatives are baulking at ministers’ plans to sharply increase housing targets in electoral strongholds like Hampshire … Continue reading Planning Reform – Councillors are revolting!
Havant – Tired but lovely
The full set of photographs from an early morning walk around the town centre this week is now on the website after an earlier trail on Facebook. To view the set, click the image below.
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