To: Portsmouth City Council Planning Department

ENHANCE OLD PORTSMOUTH'S HISTORIC ARCHES

ENHANCE OLD PORTSMOUTH'S HISTORIC ARCHES

Grant Planning permission for The ARTches Project in Old Portsmouth Ref 13/01017/FUL

Why is this important?

PLEASE SUPPORT THE ENHANCEMENT OF OLD PORTSMOUTH'S HISTORIC ARCHES - SIGN THE PETITION ON THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE

PORTSMOUTH ARTches Arts & Crafts Quarter proposals are under attack from a group of residents who want to protect their own interests.

The proposed plans will enhance the area for the common benefit of the people who live in portsmouth with the additional objective of increasing tourism. It will also provide more jobs and other opportunities.

SEE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RodM9qLqA_k

Any objection is a prime example of local residents trying to stop anything happening on there own doorstep and treating the surrounding area as their own back garden. Can you not see what a waste of space these arches actually are, at the moment they stink of urine where they are used as unofficial public toilets. Bring them back to life and then regenerate the whole seafront. By all means object to anything tacky going there but don't obstruct the Council every time they try and improve something or you will end up with nothing !

91% of people (out of 380) citywide who attended the citywide public consultation WANT the ARTches and like the proposals.

ENGLISH HERITAGE are really enthusiastic with their support for ARTches quarter proposals.

To get the £1.9million (bid to national Coastal Communities Fund) needed they need planning permission.

The ARTches arts & crafts project is also already supported by Partnership for South Hampshire 'PUSH' (who have put £40,000 towards it) and the 'Portsmouth Society'.

The ARTches is supported by the Uni of Portsmouth Arts Faculty senior lecturer too and will help lots of local artists and innovators.

How it will be delivered

PLEASE, ALSO SUPPORT THE ACTUAL PLANNING APPLICATION:
Use this link: http://idox.portsmouth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=MTA36TMO5G000 to register your support.

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Reasons for signing

  • I signed because it is a great idea to have a place to show off the talent of ordinary people.
  • It's a great idea that will enhance rather nice but somewhat dull arches
  • Because a boost to Portsmouth's arts and heritage sector is totally needed.

Updates

2013-10-23 22:30:49 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2013-10-23 09:38:25 +0100

500 signatures reached

2013-10-22 17:05:22 +0100

100 signatures reached

2013-10-22 16:02:13 +0100

50 signatures reached

2013-10-22 15:26:39 +0100

25 signatures reached

2013-10-22 14:53:38 +0100

10 signatures reached