Demolition Approved for Purbrook’s 150 year old Vicarage

Last year we posted news about the proposed demolition of Purbook’s former Vicarage for retirement flats to be built by McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles. Many of you submitted comments against the proposal to Havant Borough Council planning department. HBC officers declined permission and also declined an appeal. McCarthy & Stone then appealed the planning refusal … Continue reading this article ››

Planning Permission Denied! Demolition of Purbrook’s 150 year old Vicarage for Retirement Flats

In August this year McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles submitted a planning request to Havant Borough Council, McCarthy & Stone wished to demolish Purbrook’s 150 year old Vicarage and build 42 retirement flats. Following our coverage of the demolition of Swiss Cottage, a reader from Purbrook contacted us and asked us to highlight the pending … Continue reading this article ››

Purbrook’s 150 year old Vicarage at risk of Demolition for Retirement Flats

McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles wish to demolish Purbrook’s ex-Vicarage and redevelop the land for retirement flats. The location of the proposed redevelopment is 38 to 44 London Road, Purbrook. The Vicarage was built between 1840 and 1868 which makes it at least 147 years old. If this goes ahead, not only will Purbrook lose … Continue reading this article ››