Update 15th January 2017: Planning consent approved!
That former bastion of Waterlooville precinct, The Baytree Bookshop, closed in the summer of 2012. This much loved bookshop has remained mostly vacant aside from occasionally hosting a pop-up shop.
Well Waterlooville, is this what you have been waiting for? This former book emporium could become Waterlooville’s first ‘Pizzeria and Coffee Shop’. There is a new venture by a company named ‘Giorgio’s Restaurants Limited’, the company was formed in May this year.
Giorgio’s Restaurants Limited have submitted planning permission for change of use of The Baytree Bookshop from A1 to mixed A3 (Restaurants and cafes) and A5 (Hot food takeaways). The planning reference number is APP/16/01188.
If you would like to make a comment on this potential slice of Italy please make a your thoughts known via Havant Borough Council’s planning portal.