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To all Havant Town Centre Residents

Havant Town Flats

How the apartment block could look when completed

Havant Deserves Better

From local resident, Ann Buckley:

This Thursday Havant Council is being asked to approve a 13-storey tower block next to Havant Station. Is it right for our historic town?

The planning application is for 130 privately rented one and two bedroom apartments with just 58 parking places.

The proposal effectively contradicts the council’s own town centre conservation policies and has been described by experts and architects as ‘monolithic’, ‘out of character’ and ‘over-developed’

The parking provision is inadequate and likely to spill over into adjoining streets.These same streets will be overshadowed by a tower much higher than the spire of the United Reformed church and St. Faith’s church tower in North Street.

The remainder of Market Parade is unchanged making the development, as proposed, a one off, island of concrete visible for hundreds of metres in all directions. Some flats in the tower could be dark and uncomfortable places to live.

There is no provision for affordable homes so that the almost 2000 names on the council’s waiting list for a home will not be helped by the development

There is still time to challenge the planning application online, this can be viewed on Havant Council website on the link below.

Simply insert APP/14/01225 application number into the search box and then click the documents tab to read the details.

You can also attend the planning meeting at the Plaza on Thursday 25th February starting at 5pm, please come along and voice your opinion.

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