Most planning matters fall within the Society’s aims to protect and preserve the quality of the local
environment. We work closely with Fareham and Hampshire councils to protect the streetscene and character of Portchester.
We are very active in all matters concerning planning applications and attempt to suggest improvements where possible. Where
applications are obviously detrimental we challenge and object to them – often with considerable success. Portchester
includes two very important conservation areas (Castle Street and Cams Hall) in which we strive to preserve the integrity
of the environment. But our preservation work also includes the whole of Portchester from the harbour shoreline to the chalk
grasslands of Portsdown Hill.
Planning issues are dealt with by a subcommittee which ensures that even in the most detailed submissions a spectrum
of members’ opinion is properly reflected. The subcommittee work also ensures that a number of members gain knowledge
of the legal aspects of the planning process. We wish to be informed of planning issues of concern to residents and we obtain
an excellent response. Please use this website if you have any such concerns – whether you are a member or not.
Development at Station Road, Portchester - Planning permission
has been granted for 17 flats for elderly people on the site of Merjen Engineering. This will now be demolished. In spite
of objections from residents and local organisations, the plans were accepted by a vote of seven to one in favour.
Cranleigh Road, Portchester - An appeal hearing has begun
and we will be kept informed.
Church, White Hart Lane, Portchester - The site has now been cleared and the hedges trimmed, so work appears to have started.
Winnham Farm - A proposal has been
put forward by Miller Homes to build on this site.
Store, Southampton Road - Avonside Construction Management is building a new Aldi Store to be opening later this year.
From 19 June 2017 until late November 2017 lanes will be closed on Southampton Road so that there is only one lane of traffic
in each direction between the Premier Inn and McDonalds.