Denham objects to Whitworth plans

ImageJohn Denham, MP for Southampton Itchen, has written to Southampton City Council to object to plans to demolish 74 Whitworth Crecent, and to replace it with a modern block of 11 flats.

He says that, as a local resident, he shares the concerns of locals who have contacted him about the issue: "Although there are some modern blocks of flats in Whitworth Crescent, it remains largely composed of family housing.  The plan to add 11 flats would substantially change the character of the area and the design submitted is completely unsympathetic to the surrounding homes.  I believe that this application should be rejected and that the Council should consider whether some special protection should be offered to the Whitworth Crescent area."

Bitterne Park's ward councillors have also opposed the plan.

You can view the planning application here, and comment it here
by March 28.

There's more information about it in our earlier article, linked below.

See also:

Whitworth residents form preservation group

Whitworth Crescent: concern over flats

Links of interest:

Preserving another Triangle in Southampton

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