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To: Portsmouth City Council - Planning inspectorate at appeal hearing
NO TO RETIREMENT FLATS & CO-OP SUPERMARKET ON LAND OPPOSITE SOUTH PARADE PIER
Please refuse planning for McCarthy & Stone to redevelop the land at the former Savoy Buildings & Savoy Court, South Parade, Southsea. The plans propose the introduction of Retirement Living accommodation and a Co-op supermarket on the ground floor.
Why is this important?
This is prime tourist land and the proposed building is totally inappropriate. The design in no way represents the quality of the building that was previously there and it does not fit in with the Victorian style buildings on either side.
The proposed usage is also totally unsuitable if we are to attract tourists and regenerate the Seafront area. To even consider retirement flats and a Co-op supermarket opposite a newly refurbished South Parade Pier and on such prime tourist land is beyond comprehension and if McCarthy & Stone have one ounce of intelligence and care about the local economy and the people of Portsmouth, they will withdraw the application themselves.
We already have an example of their work with the shockingly out of place "Homeheights" development next to the the Queens Hotel in Southsea that demonstrates their catastrophic failure to fit in with the surrounding area or build something of any substance and even that is allegedly 4 floors higher than was originally agree by planning.
For the people of Portsmouth and in the name of common sense the answer has to be NO. We deserve better. Our Seafront deserves better and our City deserves better.
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