Last month we posted a story regarding the developers plans to knock down The Wellington Pub and replace it with a 3 storey building, 8 flats, ground floor retail & no car parking for residents.
Many of you took the time to object to the developer’s plans, in total there were over 50 comments against the proposal plus representation from Hampshire Constabulary recommending a minimum of 8 spaces for the proposed flats.
Havant Borough Council’s planning department have completed their assessment of the proposal and declined permission for the following reasons:
The proposal, by reason of its scale, mass and design is considered to be excessive
and inadequately related to the scale, character and design of surrounding
development. It would constitute an incongruous and strident form of development,
out of keeping with its surroundings, which would have a significant adverse impact
on the appearance and character of the area. As such it is contrary to national and
local planning polices for the area, in particular the National Planning Policy
Framework 2012 and policy CS16 of the Havant Borough Local Plan (Core Strategy) 2011.
Is that short for, “too big, too ugly”?
Well done to Havant Borough Council’s planning department for declining permission.
It’s not over yet, the architecture firm, Pure Town Planning, who drew up the plans boasts on their website the many cases they overturned on appeal, so watch this space!