Category Archives: Southsea

South Parade Pier update – FoI response from Hampshire Fire & Rescue

The news about South Parade Pier has been getting a bit better lately.  It’s been confirmed that the South Parade Trust and the Pier’s owners are in discussion about a change of ownership.  Despite the battering waves and driving wind, … Continue reading

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South Parade Trust Launch Party 21/11/13

UPDATE 23/11/13: I had a wander down to the Pier earlier, it’s a gorgeous morning in Pompey and I had to ask myself “how much would the Pier take today if it was open and it had a cafe or … Continue reading

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Portsmouth City Council meeting 15/10/13

This is only an incomplete account of yesterday’s meeting, because I had to dash out of the gallery in the middle for a long phone-call and then had to leave well before the end.  But I was there for what, … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier booze licence extension

The owners of South Parade Pier have applied for a licence extension for a new bar, which is being built in about half of the amusement arcade at the front of the Pier.  It is a pity to see the … Continue reading

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Portland Hotel Update

Update 21/10/13: there has been a resubmission of the planning application for a block to be built on the car park fronting Tonbridge St, featuring a healthcare clinic instead of a cafe.  This happened last week, so it will be … Continue reading

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Parking charges to be introduced at Portsmouth playing fields

Portsmouth City Council is planning to introduce car-parking charges at two of the city’s key playing fields, King George V at Cosham, and at Farlington.  These proposals were announced last Friday, and will in fact affect a large number of … Continue reading

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South Parade Pier Planning Enforcement Notice

Update 11/9/13 It was confirmed at today’s meeting of the City Council Planning Committee that an enforcement notice would now be served on the Pier’s owners.  They had held off serving one, and Mr Nash wanted to see if he … Continue reading

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