The retail unit opposite Costa Coffee in Waterlooville Precinct has remained empty for many years, this unit in the past was Travel Agent and prior to being a Travel Agent it was a Newsagent.
A planning request has been submitted to ask permission to put a Betting Shop here.
Waterlooville Precinct, this is what you could have won: according to the documents we have uncovered (I’ve always wanted to write that) the landlord of this unit was approached by a couple of businesses that could have made the Waterlooville Precinct a destination. Waterlooville Precinct could have walked away with an Ice Cream Parlour, but that fell through. Waterlooville Precinct could have walked away with a Piri Piri Chicken Restaurant/Takeaway, that fell through as well. Instead, Waterlooville Precinct, you’ll be taking home a Betfred relocated from the southern end of the Precinct. Or perhaps the south one will remain open and Waterlooville will have two Betfreds?
Betfred have submitted a planning request, APP/16/00182, to Havant Borough Council to modify allowed usage from retail to a betting shop. If you want to let Havant Borough Council know what you think about a Betting Shop in the main precinct, please let them know by completing the planning comment form.
If approved, it is likely other Betting Shops will follow suit and set up in Waterlooville Precinct.