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To: THE MCCARTHY AND STONE PROPOSAL FOR THE SAVOY BUILDINGS IS HARMFUL TO THE FUTURE OF SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT

NO TO THE MCCARTHY AND STONE PROPOSAL FOR THE SAVOY ON SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT

NO TO THE MCCARTHY AND STONE PROPOSAL FOR THE SAVOY ON SOUTHSEA SEAFRONT

This petition says McCarthy and Stone's current plan is not good enough for Portsmouth.

We call on McCarthy and Stone to reconsider the proposals they have put forward for the site of the Savoy Buildings on South Parade and to start again.

We urge them to find out through public consultation what Portsmouth people want from a building or buildings on the seafront, to be genuinely considerate of local needs and sensitive to local architecture and to produce a building and use that the people of the local community actually want to be there.

Why is this important?

Southsea seafront is at a tipping point. After years of neglect symbolised by the deterioration of South Parade Pier the people of Portsmouth have a decision to make.

Should they give up and allow Southsea to become a home for bland flats, or should they at least attempt to bring back vibrancy, money and life to what is one of the most spectacular seafronts on the south coast of England?

You can see the proposals here:
http://www.mccarthyandstone-consultation.co.uk/southsea

Portsmouth

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Reasons for signing

  • The design of the building is not in keeping with the existing buildings.
  • In signing, I have nothing against the elderly or a residential care home in the community. Our priority should be to look after the welfare of the elderly. This proposal runs in stark contrast to the outcomes of the seafront strategy and plans for the pier and the elderly will be quite exposed to noise and additional traffic. This includes carers visiting those in the home. Its better to leave the site empty than make a non-considered decision like this.
  • The building that was destroyed by fire had architectural quality throughout, this is just bland and not going to improve the lives of Southsea residents. A purpose built and classically styled conference and concert venue would put the place back on the map.

Updates

2014-05-16 00:00:29 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2014-05-13 21:25:38 +0100

500 signatures reached

2014-05-11 13:21:15 +0100

100 signatures reached

2014-05-11 02:43:46 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-05-10 18:52:10 +0100

25 signatures reached

2014-05-10 09:54:07 +0100

10 signatures reached